Wednesday 14 July 2010
R Class of its own.................
Whilst awaiting the arrival of my Axis and Allies: War at Sea additions I did a little research on the R class battleships used by the Royal (and Soviet) Navy. HMS Ramillies (named after the battle fought during Marlborough's campaigns) had a very active war and despite being barely able to make 20 knots gave very good service. As a convoy escort and shore bombardment vessel she covered a lot of sea miles and even had the temerity to chase off German destroyers and E Boats in 1944 - not bad for 30 year old warship!
The model is really nice as well so I will post a picture as soon as I have them.