Dan Woodward - Cayuga 218
This model of
HMCS Cayuga was constructed by Roy Dan Woodward of Cannington, Ontario
who served in the ship. Roy provides some details about the construction.
All photos courtesy of Roy Woodward.
"The model is
built on a performed hull from Deans Marine in the UK. Originally,
I bought the whole kit from them only to discover it was an British (Tribal)
prototype. As a result, I was only able to use the hull and a few
fittings from the original kit. Because the Canadian Tribals were very
different than their British counterparts, the superstructure had to be
is built in 1/96 scale in which 1/16" equals 1 foot. This works out to
to length of 48 inches long by about 5 inches for the beam. Spending
about a year and a half in construction, it should have got along faster
but I wanted it to be as accurate as possible. This involved a lot
of research which lengthens the construction time.
I served in the Cayuga and many of the pictures used for the model were
ones that I took myself including a shot of the business end of the 3"
of the after canopy showing the now discontinued tradition of "up
spirits". The last rum tot was issued in the RCN in 1972. Roy goes on to
say "Time flies so fast and one likes to remember the good times one had
as a younger person. That's why I incorporated the "up spirits" scene on
the after canopy. This scene takes place about 11.35 AM on a warm October
morning. The quartermaster has piped up spirits and the crew has began
to assemble for their daily rum ration".