Combrig 1/700 Monitor HMS Roberts, 1941, resin kit #70291
This is a waterline 1/700 scale resin kit by Combrig Models .
HMS Roberts was a Royal Navy Roberts class monitor of the Second World War. She was the second monitor to be named after Field Marshal Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts.
Built by John Brown & Company, Clydebank, she was laid down 30 April 1940, launched 1 April 1941 and completed on 27 October 1941. She reused the twin 15 inch gun turret of the World War I monitor Marshal Soult.
HMS Roberts provided bombardment support during Operation Torch in North Africa, where she was damaged by two 500 kg bombs. She was repaired in time to support Operation Husky (the invasion of Sicily), Allied landings near Salerno Operation Avalanche, the D-Day landings and the Walcheren operations.
HMS Roberts was sold for scrapping shortly after the war, but hired back by the navy as an accommodation ship at Devonport until 1965. She was broken up at Inverkeithing in July 1965.
One of HMS Robert's guns (originally in HMS Resolution) is mounted outside the Imperial War Museum in Lambeth, South London, together with one from the battleship Ramillies.