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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2017 9:13 p.m. PST

"The Spanish Navy was not the only Mediterranean Navy to operate a seaplane carrier. The Royal Italian Navy's Giuseppe Miraglia began life as a railway ferry called the Citta di Messina, but in 1923, before she was completed, she was bought and converted into a seaplane carrier. Just before she was completed in 1925 she sank during a storm, and she was not salvaged and completed until 1927.



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Are there any miniature model of this ship?

Thanks in advance for your help.


Personal logo Morning Scout Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2017 8:16 a.m. PST

Shapeways has one
I have seen some others as well in I think 1/1250 on ebay.

Allen57 Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2017 8:33 a.m. PST

There have been several models in 1/1200 or 1/1250. It is made by Neptune and can be ordered from L. Wiedling in Germany or Alnavco in the US but I would go to Wiedling.


Authenticast who are no longer in business made one which comes up on ebay from time to time. It is a much less detailed model than the Neptune model.

Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2017 11:10 a.m. PST

Cool Beans, both the potted history and the nice models!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2017 12:06 p.m. PST

Many thanks my friends!.


Alphanor Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2017 12:45 p.m. PST

Figurehead make her in 1/6000 scale along with the never completed carriers Italia and Sparviero. (Pack 2T92)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2017 10:57 a.m. PST

Thanks also!


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