S III HMS Amethyst
|First year published||1949|
|Number of cards||4|
|Size of cards||9 x 13 cm|
|Scale||1 : 750|
|Description||First issued in 1949 at 1/8d.
Catalogued as out of print during 1952.
Reprinted in 1953 at 2/-d.
Small stocks were purchased by Broadway Approvals in 1956, and later passed on to the Watford Model Supply Co. in 1971.
Autocraft has printed two versions of the Amethyst:
MicromodelsUSA has also issued a version of the Amethyst. Micromodels London has designed a wrapper, and has the intention to publish the model in the near future.
HMS Amethyst was big news in 1949. The frigate played a role in the Yangtze Incident where the Royal Navy ship was fighting its gallant way to freedom.