Listing is for Scale Drawings H.M.S. Buttercup Corvette, Flower Class - K.193 Scale 1:96
Listing is for Scale Drawings
Full size drawing on six sheets 32" x 24"
Note No Building Instructions
This is a very detailed set of drawing includes larger scale drawing of smaller details
Corvette, Flower Class - K.193
Beam 4 1/8"
Suitable for radio control
IN DECEMBER 1940 IT WAS DECIDED TO MODIFY EIGHT CORVETTES, STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR ADDITIONAL DUTIES AS INFLUENCE MINESWEEPERS TO SWEEP MAGNETIC MINES. THEY WE RE TO BE FITTED WITH THE CONSPICUOUS 'LL' MARK V CABLE REEL AFT AND 50 TONS OF PIG IRON AS BALLAST TO COMPENSATE FOR THE ADDITIONAL TOP WEIGHT. BY FEBRUARY 1941 IT WAS THOUGHT
PRUDENT TO INCLUDE S.A. TYPE A MARX II GEAR WITH ITS DISTINCTIVE "A" FRAME OVER THE BOW TO SWEEP FOR ACOUSTIC MINES. A USEFUL DUEL ROLL AS ANTI-SUBMARINE ESCORT AND INFLUENCE MINESWEEPER GAINED AT THE EXPENCE OF A REDUCTION IN THE NUMBER OF DEPTH CHARGES CARRIED.
AS ALWAYS THERE WERE APPEARANCE CHANGES SOME HAVING THE MAST IN FRONT OF THE BRIDGE AND/OR A DIFFERENT BRIDGE DESIGN. (MORE THAN 8 UNITS WERE MODIFIED)
H.M.S. Buttercup (pennant number: K193) was a Flower-class corvette built for the Royal Navy. She served during the Second World War as part of the Free Belgian section of the Royal Navy (RNSB), and later the Royal Norwegian Navy. Between 1946 and 1957 she served as HNoMS Nordyn. The Norwegian government then sold her and she became the whaler Thoris until she was broken up in 1969.
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