Spidernavy SN 2-21 HMS Adventure Minelaying Cruiser in 1942 1/1250
HMS Adventure is a 1/1250 scale metal model of a cruiser minelayer as she was from 1942 by Spidernavy SN2-21. Adventure was built in 1927 but when undergoing trials of minelaying at speed, it was discovered that the shape of the stern sucked mines back towards the ship. The stern was re-designed to the shape modelled here and adventure became a successful design. By 1942, she had been re-fitted with new defensive armament but other fast cruiser minelayers had also entered service and she was withdrawn from front line service in 1944.
HMS Adventure, pennant number M23, was a minelaying cruiser of the Royal Navy built in the 1920s that saw service during the Second World War. Laid down at Devonport in November 1922 and launched in June 1924, Adventure was the first vessel built for service as a minelayer, she was also the first warship to use diesel engines, being used for cruising. On entering the service she joined the Atlantic Fleet. From 1931-1932, she underwent a refit. During this refit she received a rounded stern in place of the original square one, to avoid mines being sucked back against the stern during minelaying operations. In the early months of the Second World War, she was damaged in the Thames Estuary and was repaired at Sheerness. In 1940, she laid minefields in the Orkney Islands and St. George's Channel and in 1941 was damaged by a mine while off Liverpool. In 1944, she was converted to a landing craft repair and accommodation ship; in 1945 was reduced to reserve; and in 1947 was sold to T W Ward Ltd. and broken up at Briton Ferry. Adventure was adopted by the City of Plymouth