HMS Amazon F169 – Lois’ Ship
I was looking on Ebay the other day, when I found to my surprise that they had a kit model of the HMS Amazon. The HMS Amazon was the first Type 21 frigate of the Royal Navy.
Now, while that probably does not sound very interesting, it actually is. This is why: Lois was Christened on a Type 21 frigate. In fact, she was the first person to be Christened on the real HMS Amazon! So we affectionately call the Amazon “Lois’ Ship”. While we will never be able to have Lois’ ship in our lounge, at least now we can have a model of her ship.
Today I had some spare time, and I have started to complete the model. Even though the model is only about 25cm long, there are over 80 parts, and each part contains tremendous detail – right down to the helicopter. I will keep you posted on the progress.
Footnote: The Amazon was sold to Pakistan in 1993, and is now called the Babur. More details are here on Wikipedia.