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.
Like all of our warship models, this
Canadian Haida destroyer
has the following qualities:
Plank-on-frame, hollow hull construction, weighing
less than 15 lbs (A solid hull of this model
would weight over 40 lbs, requiring 2 people to
handle and a fortified table to accommodate.)
- Hollow superstructure comprised of many individual
thin pieces of wood glued together, not few blocks stacking on top one
- Windows are cutouts (not black decals which will curl
up in a couple years), thanks to the
- Light rust appearance
to give the ship a tough battle look.
- >95% of parts are wood and metal.
47" L x 19" T x 5" W.
S & H is $150
S & H is $150