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Allied and Axis nations alike pressed cargo liners and other ships into service as auxiliary warships. In particular, the British organised regular patrols by armed merchant cruisers and Q-ships (merchants with concealed weapons) aimed at intercepting and capturing blockade runners. HMS Rawalpindi is one such vessel – a converted ocean liner which became a patrol vessel or convoy escort. Rawalpindi was sunk when she encountered two of Germany's powerful battleships, Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. As opposed to surrendering as requested, Rawalpindi's captain decided to fight despite being vastly outgunned. Captain Kennedy was heard to say "We’ll fight them both, they’ll sink us, and that will be that. Good-bye".
Contains 1 Warlord ResinTM/metal ship and Victory at Sea stat card.