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Naval Ship Model - Destroyer, HMAS Voyager (I) Object Reg. No: ST 024239

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Model of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) 'V' class destroyer HMAS Voyager (I) built in the UK in 1918. Served with the Royal Navy until 1933 when it was transferred to the RAN. Voyager was one of the famous "Scrap-Iron Flotilla" (HMA Ships Stuart, Vampire, Voyager, Vendetta and Waterhen) that served with success in the Mediterranean in 1940-1941 including participation in the supply of besieged Tobruk. Voyager also took part in the first fleet action between the British and Italian navies at the Battle of Calabria on 9 July 1940. Voyager later served in the Pacific and was lost at Betano Bay on the coast of Timor during a mission to land Australian commando forces in September 1942. HMAS Voyager (I) displaced 1232 tonnes and carried four 4-inch guns

This 1:182 scale model of HMAS Voyager (I) was purchased by the Museum in 1957.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 65 mm (Width), 480 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: destroyers, naval vessels, scale models, ship models, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Steam Power
Tertiary Classification: model naval vessels - australian
Model Scale: 1:182
Date Made: circa 1957

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Rob sherlock Posted on 11 Sep 2012 9:58 PM
Model built by Mr R Sherlock

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