WW1 British Royal Navy

Britannia ruled the waves with Dreadnoughts and super-Dreadnoughts. Early Navis WW1 models have less detailing, models with the N suffix indicates new models with finer detailing!
A 1/1250 scale secondhand model of HMS Warspite in WW1 by Navis Neptun 101. This model is in excellent condition with plastic topmasts fitted. It is an original type of casting, simplified by todays standards but a good representation of the ship after 1916 with searchlights mounted in splinter-proof towers.
£24.00
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(Product Ref 105930)
Representing the famous battleship with detail for the 1916-18 period. Navis usually only model one class member, so why not have 5!
£60.00
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(Product Ref 68004)
A 1/1250 scale metal model of HMS Ajax in 1914 by Navis Neptun 103N. This model is fully assembled and painted in overall medium grey.
£59.00
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(Product Ref 65488)

An upgraded 1/1250 scale metal Navis "N" model (106N) of HMS Neptune on her first commission complete with anti-torpedo nets. This metal model is fully assembled and painted in overall medium grey.

£58.00
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(Product Ref 83731)
A highly detailed metal model in 1/1250 scale of the HMS Dreadnought, the first all big gun battleship to enter service in the 20th century. Modelled here with torpedo nets (1907 to 1915), the model represents Dreadnought when operating with the Atlantic, later the Grand Fleet. In 1915 she was re-fitted and became flagship of the Channel Fleet.
£58.00
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(Product Ref 62192)
A 1/1250 scale metal model of HMS Swiftsure a second class battleship in Far Eastern colours in 1913 by Navis Neptun 112AN
£51.50
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(Product Ref 26639)
A 1/1250 scale, new model of HMS Erin in 1914-16. The model represents the ship at the outbreak of WW1 when requisitioned by the Admiralty from Vickers shipyard before delivery to Turkish owners. She remained in this condition until the anti-torpedo nets were removed in 1916.
£52.00
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(Product Ref 99863)
A 1/1250 scale metal model of the ship that was building for Turkey at Armstrong's Elswick Works and was taken over by the Royal Navy after the outbreak of WW1. At Armstrongs, she was known as the big battleship on account of her long hull required to accommodate the 14 x12" guns of her main armament. This new "N" model shows the ship as in 1917 but she was re-modelled several times to fit the Royal Navy requirements.
£64.50
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(Product Ref 99004)
A 1/1200 second-hand waterline wooden model of HMS Enterprise. This model is in good condition, see photograph.
£18.00
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(Product Ref 108451)
HMS Furious underwent several major revamps during her career, having been started during World War 1 as a a Courageous-class cruiser but was modified to an aircraft carrier while under construction. Navis' s release for 2011 depicts the ship in completed form with the forward turret removed and a flight deck added in its place, aircraft had to manoeuvre around the superstructure to land. Later in the war the ship had the rear 18" turret removed and a second flight deck installed aft of the superstructure, but this was less than satisfactory due to air turbulence. Furious was briefly laid up after the war before she was reconstructed with a full-length flight deck in the early 1920s. An excellent model.
£85.30
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(Product Ref 82434)
One of Jack Fisher's bright ideas for an invasion of the German Baltic coast in WW1.

This is a new production (not secondhand) model but the model is made to the old Navis standard, with simplified detail but with better detailed metal masts, rather than the representational plastic masts of earlier production runs.
£35.95
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(Product Ref 87149)
Navis Neptun 121AN 1/1250th Die-cast Model of HMS Courageous 1917 a Royal Navy Battle Cruiser from World War 1, produced using  a rapid-prototype original.

Sister ship Glorious differed in  the position of the searchlight platforms around the funnel.
 
Part of First Sea Lord Jack Fisher's never to used plan to invade the north coast of Germany as a means to relieve pressure on the Western front, these shallow-draft big gun giants were considered white elephants until converted to aircraft carriers. Even then they were misused and Courageous was torpedoed and sunk whilst hunting submarines in October 1939.
£81.95
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(Product Ref 89944)
£74.25
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(Product Ref 64890)
A 1/1250 scale model of HMS Queen Mary by Navis Neptun 124AN.

Queen Mary should have been the most effective Battlecruiser at Jutland, having improved fire control and a reputation for the best drilled gun crews. Indeed, the Germans reported that she was firing salvos more rapidly than the rest of the squadron. The downside was that the turret crews were ignoring anti-flash, safety rules and stockpiling shells and charges in the barbettes, and when the armour was penetrated, the stockpiled charges ignited the magazines.....

Approximately 17.30 31st May 1916 Queen Mary exploded and broke in two as the battle roared on to the south. Only eight survived from a complement of 57 officers and 1209 men.
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(Product Ref 62272)
A 1/1250 scale metal model of HMS Invincible, the first battlecruiser. Completed not long after Dreadnought, before the Bellerophon class entered service, Invincible was used to test electric control of guns and turrets. She was later refitted with hydraulic control but the forefunnel was not raised until 1916 to conform with her sisters.
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(Product Ref 64893)
HMS Hood was the lead ship of a class of 4 battlecruisers. After the Battle of Jutland, Hood was re-designed to include more armour but the result was not entirely satisfactory and design work continued on the three sisters. At the end of WW1, the sisterships were cancelled and plans were prepared for the G3 Battlecruisers (see Neptun 1108) but they too were cancelled following the 1922 Washington Treaty. Hood remained the sole example and the last British battlecruiser to be built.
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(Product Ref 61245)
A 1/1250 scale metal model of HMS Castor in 1915 by Navis Neptun 141N.

The first of her class to complete, she had a mixed armament of 2 x 6" & 8 x 4" as modelled here.
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(Product Ref 65144)
Nicely detailed diecast model of this attractive light cruiser.
Already under construction by the start of the war, at the Swan Hunter shipyard, Comus was launched in December 1914 and completed in May the following year. On 16th February 1916, Comus arrived on the scene of the battle between HMS Alcantara and the German raider Greif. Both ships were sinking and the Comus, Alcantera's sister ship Andes and the destroyer HMS Munster picked up survivors.
A member of the C class of light cruisers, Comus took part in the Battle of Jutland.
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(Product Ref 67360)
A 1/1250 scale second-hand model of WW1 minelayer HMS Vanoc by Navis Neptun 161A. The model is in excellent, original condition, see photograph.These modified destroyers were used to lay the U-boat minefields in the Channel and North Sea and some survived to be used again in WW2.
£10.00
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(Product Ref 108423)
A 1/1250 scale model of aircraft carrier HMS Argus in 1918 by Navis Neptun 180N.
£50.00
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(Product Ref 55166)

Typical of the cross-channel ferries that were converted to seaplane carriers to provide scouting for the Battleships.

£20.00
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(Product Ref 60938)
A 1/1250 scale model of HMS Campania in 1916 by Navis Neptun 186N.
£62.25
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(Product Ref 106794)
A 1/1250 scale metal model of HMS Campania in 1916-17 by Navis Neptun 186N.

Although the Navy had requisitioned some Cross Channel Packet Steamers to act as seaplane tenders, they could not keep up with the Battlecruisers so the Government rescued an ex-Blue Riband holder from the breakers and converted her to operate aircraft. Seaplanes could be launched off the foredeck on wheeled trollies but had to land in the water alongside anf be craned back on board.
£54.00
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(Product Ref 60079)
Following the German invasion of Belgium in WW1, the British Army needed fire support on the North Sea coast. A number of shallow draught vessels were constructed specially for this service using the largest naval guns available.
£24.00
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(Product Ref 72014)
£60.00
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(Product Ref 102448)
A repaired secondhand model

Delaware had turbines but BB29, North Dakota, had VTEs. Delaware was in the Grand Fleet in 1917-18 but North Dakota was being re-engined with geared turbines. Both were victims of the Washington Treaty.
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(Product Ref 89708)