During the war my father was on the Adventure which
was a Minelayer cruiser. I wanted to build a model of her so I have bought the
Reville kit Fletcher class destroyer which I believe I could adapt to the cruiser shape. The photos I have, are mainly waterline views so I am
having to guess the what the decks are. She operated in camouflage mode, so again I have to guess the colours. The bridge shape seems to be square, but I decided to leave the American shape. Also I am intending to RC if possible, but she hasn't got much of a hull depth, and with a tripod mast she could be top heavy, this is still to be tested. I have included torpedo tubes to fill a space, I am sure these were not part of the arms. The second funnel did have a diesel funnel attached, this was removed when she had her diesel engines removed about 1941.
The service record
of the ship from when Father joined her in 1940: 1 aircraft shot down, stood by as a blockade runner scuttled
herself. Her main job was laying mines in the Northern seas around Britain, so
she operated generally alone. She took a load of mines to Russia at one stage, also served
as decoy on convoys, have no more info on this one, still searching !! She was
converted to repair ship for D-Day patching up landing craft etc. Because she
carried 360 mines she was heavy on top so the guns weight had to be reduced.
Also she was the first RN ship with diesel engines along with steam, top speed
27 knots, pretty fast for a 1924 model. Photos attached, and any advice etc is
welcome especially info.