HMS EmpressPosted: May 15, 2018
I built her nearly six years ago (doesn’t time fly when you are having fun!) from basswood, bamboo skewers, and pine dowel and she has served me well in several tabletop battles … although not always under her given name!
Her design was based on that of HMS Victoria (hence the name HMS Empress) …
… with a touch of HMS Rupert.
The former sank after accidentally colliding with HMS Camperdown in the Mediterranean on 22nd June 1893, and the latter spent most of her career in reserve or serving as a port guard ship around the world (Hull, Pembroke, Gibraltar, Port Said, and Bermuda).