HMS Acheron, 1911
A Thornycroft "Special" of the Royal Navy's "I" Class destroyer.
Model by Tony Lovell and Troels Hansen
The "I" Class is sometimes also called "Repeat Acorn Class", and sometimes the "Acheron Class". This is unusual, as the Acheron herself is a builder-customized variant, or "Special" who differed from her nominal sisters by being around 11 feet longer, and being 2 knots faster than the Admiralty design, thanks to 2,000 additional horsepower (Acheron 29 knots, 15,500 S.H.P.)
Acheron and her sisters all had the same armament.
About the model
The model is detailed, but not complete. In particular, her 4" guns are not complete and the 12 pdrs I show in the renders are adapted from incomplete 12 pdrs of a different type (18 cwt. Mark I's on P. IV.*) from my earlier model of HMS Dreadnought. Troels Hansen took my Rhino 3D model and converted it to 3DMax, adding greatly to its visual appeal with expert texturing.
If your have additional images of this ship or her sisters, please contact me.
Men who served in HMS Acheron
Martin Lewis found my site and has sent me a photo of his uncle, who served in HMS Acheron. He joined the Royal Navy about 1906 under the name Alexander Wenstone, discarding his German name as an act of political expediency as he did so. I hope to have more details soon.