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Dear All

Can anyone help a friend purchased model Destroyer he thinks was WW1 , the only ID is L03 , can anyone help with a name or confirm that it is WW1 ?.

Many thanks

Colin

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Dear All

Can anyone help a friend purchased model Destroyer he thinks was WW1 , the only ID is L03 , can anyone help with a name or confirm that it is WW1 ?.

Many thanks

Colin

Hi Colin,

L03 was HMS Badsworth (Using the from March 1941 Pennant number system).

Cheers

Gibeltarik

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Colin

I believe this was an "L" Class destroyer of the WW1 era,I am trying to identify it by name. If you have access to a Jane's Fighting Ships for 1914 you will be able to match the number to a name. Surprise,surprise,they mostly start with an "L" !

Sotonmate

Edit: as we have two opinions could you describe the model (2 funnels etc) ! Or a pic !

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In WW1 the only L Pennants were for L class submarines.

L03 as stated was HMS Badsworth, a Hunt Class type H escort Destroyer built at Cammell Laird, 17/3/1941, of 1050 tons, 25 knots, 4 x 4inch guns, 4 x 2 pounder AA, 2/3 20mm AA, complement 168 men.

Became RNN Arundel in 1946.

Aye

Malcolm

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Malcolm et al

The reason I posted mine was because I had just seen a webpage on the various classes of WW1 destroyers and there was a pic of an L Class with an L on the hull,I couldn't read the number though !

I nonetheless bow to your expertise as you have also produced some stats on the likely owner of the number.

Sotonmate

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Dear All

Thanks for your help and expertise , the discription is ,2 funnels : 4 gun turrets : and 4 torpedo centre rack. So that fits well with your info .Many thanks

Colin

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Dear All

Thanks for your help and expertise , the discription is ,2 funnels : 4 gun turrets : and 4 torpedo centre rack. So that fits well with your info .Many thanks

Colin

The description certainly does not fit the BADSWORTH which had three turrets, one funnel and no tubes. The description sounds like a WW2 Tribal.

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Airfix made a small scale model of the Cossack.

But how many gun barrels does each turret have - and are they turrets or is it a gun shield at each position, with a single barrel?

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The armament of the COSSACK was disposed in twin mounts (two guns to each mount) in open backed shields. The colloquial meaning of turret implies an enclosed gunhouse usually on top of a barbette mounting. The technical meaning of turret is different and refers to a method of mounting the guns which, in the RN, ceased with the battleship HOOD of 1893.

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