1/250 HMV SMS Victoria Louise 1899 with PE Detail Set -
Cardstock Paper Model Kit
Includes HMV Victoria Louise Super Detail photoetch set, which is still factory sealed. Includes platforms with grates, ladders, intricate bow and stern decorations, railings, stairs with rails, cranes, davits, ships wheel, anchors and much, much more. The actual kit is a large scale, very highly detailed cardstock model with 1713 parts on 16 sheets. Beautifully color printed on quality cardstock. No painting required - just build! Features English history and 6 pages of completely illustrated building instructions. Never started; nothing has been cut out and all the sheets are in excellent condition. 100% complete. From Wikipedia: SIMS Victoria Louise was the lead ship of her class of protected cruisers, built for the German Imperial Navy (Kaiserliche Marine) in the late 1890s. She was laid down at the AG Weser shipyard in 1895, launched in March 1897, and commissioned into the German fleet in February 1899. She was named after Princess Victoria Louise, the daughter of Kaiser Wilhelm II. The ship was armed with a battery of two 21 cm guns and eight 15 cm guns and had a top speed of 19.2 knots (35.6 km/h; 22.1 mph). Victoria Louise served with the fleet for the first seven years of her career. During this time, she represented Germany during the funeral of Queen Victoria in 1901. In 1906, she was modernized and after 1908, used as a training ship for naval cadets. In 1909, she visited the United States, and at the outbreak of World War I, was mobilized into the 5th Scouting Group. She was attacked unsuccessfully by the British submarine HMS E1 in October 1914, and at the end of the year she was withdrawn from service. She was used as a minelayer and barracks ship based in Danzig for the rest of the war. Victoria Louise was sold in 1919 and converted into a freighter the following year, though she served in this capacity until 1923, when she was broken up for scrap.
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