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"Convoy JW58  to Russia, 1944"
1/700 Diorama
Chris Drage

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Flower class corvette Bluebell
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Honeysuckle & Liberty Ship
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Liberty Ship
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Corvette Lotus
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Corvette Lotus
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Escort carrier HMS Tracker
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Closeup of Tracker's air wing
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HMS Tracker

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The diorama depicts HM corvettes Bluebell (K80), Lotus (K180 - the mine sweeper)  and Honeysuckle (K27) of the close A.S. escort (attached to Capt J. Walker's Second Escort Group). The carrier is HMS Tracker, whose 846 squadron attacked and destroyed a number of FW condors and shared in the kills of at least three U-boats (U288 with her own aircraft alone). 

The merchantmen in the convoy are represented by the well laden Liberty
.  The Flower class corvettes are White Ensign kits (two partly scratched built).  Note the higher, modified bridge on Honeysuckle. Tracker is the Skywave kit (partly sctratch built).  The Liberty is a Tom's  Modelworks kit.  All models are 1/700 scale.

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