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October 14, 1942. The German hilfskreuzer (auxiliary cruiser, disguised armed raider) Komet was sunk off Cap de la Hague in the early hours. Komet was attempting to break out into the Atlantic and was ambushed by British, Polish and Norwegian Hunt class destroyers and British and Dutch MTBs. 

The wreck was found in 2006.




A model shipwright and an amateur historian are heads & tails of the same coin

current builds:

HMS Berwick 1775, 1/192 scratchbuild; a Slade 74 in the Navy Board style

Mediator sloop, 1/48 - an 18th century transport scratchbuild 

French longboat - CAF - 1/48, on hold

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On 1/27/2014 at 11:37 AM, Kevin said:

Sir Samuel Hood, 1st Baronet

Amongst other measures Hood took one may mention the garrisoning , which he commissioned as a sloop-of-war to blockade the approaches of Martinique.


My respect, colleagues!

In a russian book of the 19th century I found an interesting drawing of HMS "Diamond Rock" 




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79 years ago today 5000 vessels took part  in the largest combat landings ever made.   Ships and sailors from MANY countries took part and many made the ultimate sacrifice along with their soldier brothers,  Pics below are from our recent visit May 23 -25, 2023



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PLEASE take 30 SECONDS and sign up for the epic Nelson/Trafalgar project if you would like to see it made into a TV series.   Click on http://trafalgar.tv   There is no cost other than the 30 seconds of your time.  THANK YOU


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Today's History lesson.  I found it interesting      :10_1_10:  Old Ironside !!

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Start so you can Finish !!

Finished:             The Sea of Galilee Boat-Scott Miller-1:20 ,   Amati } Hannah Ship in a Bottle:Santa Maria : LA                                       Pinta : La Nana : The Mayflower : Viking Ship Drakkar

 Current Build:    King of the Mississippi-Artesania Latina-1:80 : 

                           Royal Yacht, Duchess of Kingston-Vanguard Models 😊

 On Hold:            HMS Pegasus-Amati

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July 12, 1346. The forces of Edward III of England finish crossing the English Channel and land at St Vaast la Hogue, Normandy, beginning the invasion of France and kicking off the Hundred Years' War. 


Français : Débarquement du roi d'Angleterre Édouard III à  Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, Normandie English: Landing of king Edward III of  England à Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, Normandy . 15th century. Maître du Boèce  (Enlumineur) ; Froissart,


Famously, Edward face planted while disembarking his ship, writing it off as the land of France being ready to receive him. From there, the English army pillaged, looted, and raped their way through Normandy and on to Calais, in an action now known as the Crecy Campaign. 

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