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In 1941, Warspite departed Alexandria for the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington in the United States. Repairs and modifications began in August and ended in December, and included the replacement of her deteriorated 15 inch guns. Warspite was still at the shipyard when the Japanese Navy attacked Pearl Harbor. After a shakedown cruise around the west coast of North America, Warspite departed the area to join the Eastern Fleet in the Indian Ocean.
In January 1942, Warspite joined the Eastern Fleet as flagship of Admiral Sir James Somerville, who had commanded Warspite in 1927. As part of the Eastern Fleet, Warspite, based in Ceylon, formed a fast group with the aircraft carriers HMS Formidable and HMS Indomitable. Somerville decided to relocate his fleet to protect it from attack. He chose the Addu Atoll, in the Maldives, as his new base.In early April, two Japanese naval groups sailed into the Indian Ocean to attack Allied shipping and bases in the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. The first sighting of the Japanese occurred on 4 April 1942. Soon afterwards, Warspite's fast group set sail from its base with the objective of intercepting the Japanese, but an encounter did not take place. The remainder of Warspite's deployment was uneventful. She returned to the Mediterranean in 1943.
Academy's new Premium Edition kit of the HMS Warspite features all of the modfications performed in 1941. This kit provides the ship builder all of the necessary parts to create a magnificent museum quality model.
- Photo-Etched detail parts
- Brass chains
- Laser cut wooden decks
- Brass gun barrels
Additional Items Required To Build This Kit|
Glue, Paint and
Basic Hobby Tools|
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