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MFA Goodwin question
Posted by Bob Wiringa on 10/18/2017, 3:33 pm
I just received the new Spider Navy SN-2-10 model of Goodwin, an auxiliary AA vessel (coastal). It's a really nice crisp model, as we expect from Spider Navy. The box label was "MFA Goodwin 1942". My acronym finder suggests that MFA might stand for Mercantile Fleet Auxiliary, but I had not heard of this term before. Searching on the web, it seems to be more applicable to World War One vessels. Can anybody comment on this?
Also, my Lenton & Colledge reference gives some minimal information, that Goodwin was first an ocean boarding vessel before becoming an auxiliary AA vessel in 1941. They credit it with only one 12pdr and five 20mm, but the model clearly shows one additional gun larger than 20mm gun - perhaps a 2pdr and 12pdr or perhaps a 12pdr and 4inch. Does any one have more info on this?