HMCS Haida was a Canadian tribal class warship.
She was launched in the UK and
served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1943-1963.
Crewed by 18 officers
and 230 men, she
distinguished herself as Canada's most active warship by
sinking no fewer than nine German ships in the period from
April to September 1944. She was also involved in
numerous other actions resulting in German
shipping losses such as the Battle of North Cape
in December 1943.
The Haida was converted to
a destroyer-escort in 1951-52 and then saw two
tours of duty in Korea. From 1954, she
participated in numerous NATO and UN activities
during the Cold War.
Decommissioned in 1963
and saved by private citizens, HMCS Haida was
brought to the Toronto waterfront and became an
attraction at Ontario Place. In 2002, she was
acquired and repaired by Parks Canada,
refurbished and moved to Hamilton harbor where
she is open to the public. She has been called
Canada's most famous warship.
After WWII, of more than 300
ships that comprised the Royal Canadian Navy during Wold War II,
only HMCS Haida and two other ships remain. In the Korean War, among 8 ships
that participated, only HMCS Haida survived.
We offer this
primarily wood model of the Canadian Haida destroyer
in two configurations:
47" L x 19" T x 5" W Camouflage paint
shipping and insurance in the US included. Other
countries: $400 flat rate.
47" L x 19" T x 5" W Regular paint $2,900
and insurance in the US included. Other countries:
$400 flat rate.
These models are in
stock and can be shipped within five business days.
A wooden base is included.