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1/144 Scale Flower Class Corvette "USS Saucy"

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1/144 Scale Flower Class Corvette "USS Saucy"

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I found this on "ModernWarships.com". Revell's U.S.S. Saucy: http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... /index.htm

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Re: 1/144 Scale Flower Class Corvette "USS Saucy"

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Originally the HMS Arabis, the corvette was transferred on 30 April 1942 to USN and renamed the USS Saucy. It was later returned to the RN on 26 August 1945, where it was again renamed, this time to HMS Snapdragon. It was eventually sold in 1947 as the mercantile ship, the SS Katina, and after another sale, the SS Tewfik in 1950.

I suspect the "Saucy" reference had something to do with the Americans rebranding the Flower Class as the Temptress Class, though it could have opened the door to a whole raft of potential dodgy names. Sounds like a vessel in a Carry On movie! :P
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Re: 1/144 Scale Flower Class Corvette "USS Saucy"

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"I suspect the "Saucy" reference had something to do with the Americans rebranding the Flower Class as the Temptress Class, though it could have opened the door to a whole raft of potential dodgy names. Sounds like a vessel in a Carry On movie!"

:lol: Indeed, SIR, INDEED!!! :lol:

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