HMS Warspite

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HMS Warspite was a Queen Elizabeth-class battleship of the Royal Navy. She was built in the early 1910s and served in World War I, including the Battle of Jutland. Modernized in the 1930s, she served in World War II.

Warspite was part of the 1940 Norwegian campaign and was subsequently transferred to the Mediterranean, where it engaged in naval action against the Italian Regia Marina. During the Battle of Crete in mid-1941 she suffered damage from enemy German aircraft and spent 6 months in the US undergoing repairs. These repairs were completed shortly after US entry into the war, and she sailed across the Pacific in early 1942 to join the Eastern Fleet in the Indian Ocean.

She returned home in 1943 to provide gunnery support as part of Force H in the Italian campaign. During the landing at Salerno, she was damaged again, this time by remote-controlled glide bombs. As a result, she spent almost another year in repairs.

Before her repairs were fully completed, she was back at sea, providing fire support over the next year, supporting the Normandy landings and in 1944 on the island of Walcheren. These actions earned her recognition as the most honored ship in the history of a Royal Navy and also earned her the affectionate nickname "Grand Old Lady".

At the end of the war she was decommissioned and ran aground in tow in 1947. It was disbanded shortly thereafter.

Contains a ship in resin and warlord resin

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