M 810 - HMS Turmoil


Tri-ang Minic Ships - M 810 HMS Turmoil

This is the Tri-ang Minic Ships model of HMS Turmoil one of the Royal Navy's eight "Bustler" Class Fleet Tugs, commissioned during the Second World War, which were designed for ocean towing and salvage in support of the fleet.


Specifications

Ships in Class: HMS Bustler
HMS Samsonia
HMS Growler
HMS Hesperia
HMS Mediator
HMS Reward
HMS Turmoil *
HMS Warden
Builders: Henry Robb Ltd, Leith - Yard No. 337
Laid Down: 14 July 1944
Launched: 11 May 1945
Commissioned: 14 July 1945
Displacement: 1,630 tons Full Load
Length (OA): 205 ft ( 62.5 m )
Beam: 41 ft ( 12.5 m )
Draft: 13 ft ( 3.9 m )
Propulsion: 2 x Atlas Polar 8 cylinder diesel engines producing, 1 shaft, 4,000 BHP
Maximum Speed: 16 knots
Complement: 42
Disposal: 1965 sold to a salvage company & renamed Nisos Kerkyra
1986 sold for scrap
( Statistical information from Jane's Fighting Ships 1966 - 67 Edition )

Photograph of HMS Samsonia courtesy of Mel Clark



Further details can be obtained from the following links -
HMS Turmoil Leith Shipyards Website
Bustler Class Rescue Tugs Uboat.net Website