S III HMS Amethyst

S III HMS Amethyst


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Number S III
Name H.M.S Amethyst
First year published 1949
Publisher Micromodels
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:

  • One with the head Micro New Models priced at 2/-d
  • A prototype priced at 1/6d. Drawings for this kit are produced from the original archives. Although the prototype cover is contained within the Micromodel archives, there are no records held in the same archives detailing whether runs were ever issued with this cover.

MicromodelsUSA and Micromodels London have also issued a version of the Amethyst.

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.