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Loyal Watcher by Graham Griffiths

Scale 1:24 Beam 280mm Length 1015mm

The Loyal Class fleet tenders were designed by the Royal Navy and built in 1974-1976 by R. Dunston at Thorne. They are very similar to the 29 vessels of the Cartmel (Type A, B & X)Class. These vessels have had a varied and active career within the Royal Navy.

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Most were used as training vessels for the RNXS (Royal Naval Auxiliary Service); some were transferred to the RFA (Royal Fleet Auxiliary). Two of the class have been transferred to patrol duties in Northern Ireland and the prefix "Loyal" was dropped from their name.

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