Seaplane tender HMS Campania

Author: Marcin Wawrzynkowski
Class: C8
Type: Seaplane tender
Name: HMS Campania
Category: Senior
Scale: 1:700
Width: 100 mm
Height: 150 mm

HMS Campania was a seaplane tender and aircraft carrier, converted from an elderly ocean liner by the Royal Navy early in the First World War. After her conversion was completed in mid-1915 the ship spent her time conducting trials and exercises with the Grand Fleet. These revealed the need for a longer flight deck to allow larger aircraft to take off, and she was modified accordingly.