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HMS AGINCOURT

HMS Agincourt was a First World War dreadnought of the Royal Navy.  Her construction to a specially-impressive design was originally commissioned by Brazil, but the collapse of the rubber boom plus a lessening of the rivalry with Argentina led to her resale while still under construction to Turkey who renamed her as Sultan Osman I.  As her completion was about the time the First World War broken out, she was seized for use by the Royal Navy and renamed as Agincourt by the British, an act which contributed to Turkey's decision to support Germany in the war.

The ship was of unique design, reflecting the ambitions of her original owner, with fourteen twelve-inch guns mounted in seven twin turrets (each named for a day of the week.)  It was the largest number of main-battery gun turrets ever fitted on a battleship's centerline.  When all guns were fired together, the effect was described as "awe inspiring." 

HMS Agincourt served with the Grand Fleet in the North Sea for nearly the entire four years of World War I and, at the end of May 1916, took part in the Battle of Jutland.  She was taken out of service in 1919, but recommissioned in 1921.  She spent the bulk of her time during the war on patrols and exercises. 

In 1919, HMS Agincourt was put into reserve and sold for scrap in 1922 to meet the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty.

   
   
   



This HMS Agincourt battleship model features:

- Plank-on-frame, hollow hull construction (very important), weighing less than 20 lbs.  (A solid hull of this model would weigh over 60 lbs, requiring 2 people to handle and a fortified table to accommodate.)
- Hollow superstructure comprised of many individual thin pieces of wood glued together, not few blocks stacking on top one another.
- Windows are cutouts (not black decals), thanks to the hollow structures.
- Light rust appearance to give the ship the battle look.
- >95% of parts are wood and metal
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60
" long x 10" wide x 20 tall, this model was a custom made and not for sale.   Let us build another one for for you by clicking on this link to let us know of your preferences: Commissioning
 

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