A total of 95 Auk class minesweepers were built during WW 2, to serve both the United States Navy and the British Royal Navy (under the lend-lease program). Those retained for US Navy use were given names and the "AM" hull classification prefix. Those transferred to the RN were named as the Catherine class receiving "J" pennant number prefixes.
Any service era or vessel configuration - We can build a model of them all - your pick.
We offer our Auk and Catherine Class Minesweeper (AM) 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!
|Royal Navy ||US Navy ||US Navy |
|HMS Catherine (J 12)||USS Ardent (AM 340)||USS Ruddy (AM 380)|
|HMS Cato (J 16)||USS Champion (AM 314)||USS Sage (AM 111)|
|HMS Chamois (J 28)||USS Chief (AM 315)||USS Scoter (AM 381)|
|HMS Chance (J 340)||USS Competent (AM 316)||USS Seer (AM 112)|
|HMS Combatant (J 341)||USS Defense (AM 317)||USS Sentinel (AM 113)|
|HMS Cynthia (J 345)||USS Devasator (AM 318)||USS Sheldrake (AM 62)|
|HMS Elfreda (J 402)||USS Dextrous (AM 341)||USS Shoveler (AM 382)|
|HMS Fairy (J 403)||USS Gladiator (AM 319)||USS Skill (AM 115)|
|HMS Florizel (J 404)||USS Impeccable (AM 320)||USS Skylark (AM 63)|
|HMS Foam (J 405)||USS Spear (AM 322)||USS Speed (AM 116)|
|HMS Frolic (J 406)||USS Triumph (AM 323)||USS Sprig (AM 384)|
|HMS Gazelle (J 342)||USS Vigilance (AM 324)||USS Staff (AM 114)|
|HMS Gorgon (J 346)||USS Auk (AM 57)||USS Starling (AM 64)|
|HMS Grecian (J 352)||USS Broadbill (AM 58)||USS Steady (AM 118)|
|HMS Jasper (ii) (J 407)||USS Chickadee (AM 59)||USS Strive (AM 117)|
|HMS Magic (J 400)||USS Heed (AM 100)||USS Surfbird (AM 383)|
|HMS Pique (J 23)||USS Herald (AM 101)||USS Sustain (AM 119)|
|HMS Pylades (J 401)||USS Minivet (AM 371)||USS Swallow (AM 65)|
|HMS Steadfast (J 375)||USS Motive (AM 102)||USS Sway (AM 120)|
|HMS Strenuous (J 338)||USS Murrelet (AM 372)||USS Swerve (AM 121)|
|HMS Tattoo (J 374)||USS Nuthatch (AM 60)||USS Swift (AM 122)|
|HMS Tourmaline (J 339)||USS Oracle (AM 103)||USS Symbol (AM 123)|
| ||USS Peregrine (AM 373)||USS Tanager (AM 385)|
| ||USS Pheasant (AM 61)||USS Tercel (AM 386)|
| ||USS Pigeon (AM 374)||USS Threat (AM 124)|
| ||USS Pilot (AM 104)||USS Tide (AM 125)|
| ||USS Pioneer (AM 105)||USS Token (AM 126)|
| ||USS Pochard (AM 375)||USS Toucan (AM 387)|
| ||USS Portent (AM 106)||USS Towhee (AM 388)|
| ||USS Prevail (AM 107)||USS Tumult (AM 127)|
| ||USS Ptarmigan (AM 376)||USS Usage (AM 130)|
| ||USS Pursuit (AM 108)||USS Velocity (AM 128)|
| ||USS Quail (AM 377)||USS Vital (AM 129)|
| ||USS Redstart (AM 378)||USS Waxwing (AM 389)|
| ||USS Requisite (AM 109)||USS Wheatear (AM 390)|
| ||USS Revenge (AM 110)||USS Zeal (AM 131)|
| ||USS Roselle (AM 379)|| |
Our Minesweeper 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, mounted on a polished mahogany base board. Options include keel block mounting, waterline models, nameplates, ships seals and ribbons, and weathering paint schemes.
The model build time is generally 16 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.
We offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: In the unlikely event you are not completely satisfied with your model and wish to return it, notify us within 7 days of the model delivery and we will issue a refund or exchange.
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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