1:100 HMS Warrior - Early Iron Clad Warship. Warrior was designed and built in response to an aggressive French shipbuilding program which saw the introduction of the first iron-clad warship La Gloire designed by the brilliant naval architect Stanislas Charles Henri Dupuy de Lome. When commissioned by Captain the Hon.
Arthur Auckland Leopold Pedro Cochrane, on August 1st 1861, Warrior was the largest warship in the world, at 9,210 tons displacement she was fully 60% larger than La Gloire. In June 1862, she started active service in the Channel Squadron, patrolling coastal waters and sailing to Lisbon and Gibraltar. Having introduced a revolution in naval architecture, by 1864 Warrior was superseded by faster designs, with bigger guns and thicker armour. In May of 1883 her fore and main masts were found to be rotten, and not considered worth the cost of repair, Warrior was placed in the reserve, eventually converted to a floating school for the Navy and re-named Vernon III in 1904. By 1978, she was the only surviving example of the'Black Battlefleet' - the 45 iron hulls built for the Royal Navy between 1861 and 1877.The item "Billing Boats Warrior Period Ship Model Kit B512 1100 Scale" is in sale since Wednesday, May 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Model Kits\Wooden & Matchstick Kits". The seller is "alwayshobbies" and is located in Norwich. This item can be shipped worldwide.