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The Upholder/Victoria-class submarines, also known as the Type 2400 (due to their displacement of 2,400 tonnes), are diesel-electric fleet submarines designed in the UK in the late 1970s to supplement the Royal Navy's nuclear submarine force. They were decommissioned with the end of the Cold War after a short length of service in the Royal Navy. In 1998, Canada purchased the submarines and a suite of trainers from the Royal Navy to replace the decommissioned Oberon class of submarines.

Upholder /Victoria-class submarines

British namePennant no.BuilderLaid downLaunchedBritish serviceCanadian nameHull no.Canadian service
CommissionedPaid offCommissionedStatus
Upholder S 40 VSEL, Barrow-in-Furness November 1983 2 December 1986 9 June 1990 29 April 1994 Chicoutimi SSK 879 3 September 2015 In active service
Unseen S 41 Cammell Laird, Birkenhead 12 August 1987 14 November 1989 20 July 1991 6 April 1994 Victoria SSK 876 2 December 2000 In active service
Ursula S 42 28 August 1987 22 February 1991 8 May 1992 16 June 1994 Corner Brook SSK 878 29 June 2003 In active service
Unicorn S 43 13 March 1989 16 April 1992 25 June 1993 16 October 1994 Windsor SSK 877 4 October 2003 In active service

Any service era or vessel configuration - We can build a model of them all - your pick.

We offer our Upholder / Victoria Class Submarine Models in several popular size/scale offerings for easy ordering and selection.  However, if you would like your model made in a size other than those sizes listed, please contact us with your request. Custom orders are our specialty!

Our submarine models are made-to-order, meaning that we do not stock any pre-made models.  Only when a customer tells us the size and/or scale desired do we build the model. Each model is exquisitely crafted by our master model builders and comes fully assembled with a solid hull - hand carved from kiln-dried mahogany.  Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resin and metals. Every model includes  pedestals, a polished mahogany base board, and a name plate.  Options include keel block mounting, waterline models, ships seals and ribbons, and weathering paint schemes.

The model build time is generally 24 weeks from receipt of the order and deposit. The normal procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping.  Note that prior to shipping, we take a series of photos of the model and send them to you for final review and approval – so you know exactly what your model will look like and allow for any necessary modifications. Once you have approved your model, we’ll collect the final balance and she will be shipped in a robust shipping crate and insured for your protection.

FREE SHIPPING in the USA - Note that our model prices include shipping and insurance within the USA.

Shipping costs outside the USA will depend on the model size ordered and shipping destination. You will be responsible for any applicable taxes or duties, based on the commercial invoice value for the model.

Add a museum-like touch to your model display - Consider our protective display case option. Keep fingers and dust away - forever!   Please visit our Display Case page to see our selection.

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Upholder Victoria Class Submarine Models


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