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Category - War and Police

Our largest category - Thirty-nine different war and police vessels, every fleet is required to have at least one of these ships. Enjoy!

Sentinel
Availability Alert - This kit takes about 2-6 weeks for production. Please call or email for lead time. 626.963.4591 or sales@harbormodels.com.

The Sentinel is designed to carry out a wide range of law enforcement duties, including anti-smuggling, search and rescue, covert surveillance, etc.

SENTINEL is a 34m Island Class cutter operated by the British Customs and Excise. Built by Vosper Thornycroft and launched in 1993 she has been designed to carry out a wide range of law enforcement duties. She is a modified version of an extremely successful Vosper Thornycroft design built under licence for the US Coastguard.

SENTINEL is powered by two Paxman Valenta V12 diesel engines, with a separately powered steerable water jet for slow speed propulsion. Top speed is in excess of 25 knots. The hull is fabricated from steel, using computer-controlled laser cutting and robot welding machines. The superstructure is made from aircraft-grade aluminium, explosively welded to the deck to prevent corrosion. Outwardly the most obvious feature of the vessel is the 6m Avon Searider rigid-inflatable boat (RIB) carried on an hydraulic davit on the aft deck. A crew of 12 officers drawn from HM Customs and Excise personnel operate the vessel.

The Model Kit Includes:
  • a detailed glassfibre hull with molded-in fendering and spray rail
  • printed styrene for decks and superstructure
  • etched brass for the fine details which include window frames
  • metal fittings and running gear complete with propellers (plastic supplied in kit, see below for proper brass propeller substitute)
  • a resin-cast Avon Searider rigid-inflatable boat
  • numerous perspective step-by-step assembly drawings and full size plan make SENTINEL a pleasure to build
  • twin rudders and stabilizers guarantee excellent handling on the water.


Model Specifications:
Model Scale: 1:40
Length: 940 mm (37")
Beam: 190 mm (7.5")
Displacement: approx. 8 lbs (3.7 kilos)
Flags, paints, adhesives and tools are not provided.

Optional Running Gear Packages
7.2 Volt Propulsion Pack
Includes:
TWO(2) 500 Direct Drive Motors
TWO(2) 3.2mm X 4mm Couplers
ONE(1) TIO30 ESC for rare metal battery packs like LiPo or NiMh
SLIP01
$129.95


Sentinel Photos: (click to enlarge)
$459.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
SLIP115
Tamar Class Lifeboat
Availability Alert - This kit takes about 2-6 weeks for production. Please call or email for lead time. 626.963.4591 or sales@harbormodels.com.

The Tamar class is the result of several years of research and development by the RNLI to produce the next generation of slipway-launched lifeboat. It is virtually unsinkable and if it capsizes in the stormy seas around the British Isles, it will right itself within a few seconds. The Tamar will gradually replace the Tyne class. The lifeboat includes the computerized Systems and Information Management System (SIMS) that enables crew to control many of the lifeboat's functions remotely from the safety of their seats. Other features include advanced ergonomics that reduce the impact on the crew as the lifeboat crashes through waves, and a powered Y-class boat stored behind a transom door to allow immediate deployment. The Y-boat is accessed by lifting a section of the rear deck, then launched and recovered on to a ramp provided by the lowered transom door.

The kit contains all the required parts to build the model:
  • Two glassfibre mouldings: the hull and the deck
  • Prop-shafts, propellers, brass rudders; a bow-thruster tube
  • Cnc-cut and printed styrene for the construction of the cabin with detailed interior
  • A set of fittings and stanchions manufactured from high grade cast alloy
  • Three large frets of etched brass components including detailed window frames, instrumentation, interior detail etc.
  • Pre-formed mast arches from brass tube
  • Vac-formed styrene radar, bow fender, liferaft boxes, liferings, filler bays and hose reel
  • A vac-formed styrene kit for the Y-class boat with Lettering and Numbers
  • Self-adhesive Lifeboats lettering and RNLI flags
  • Over 70 construction drawings and main plans


The Y-boat compartment under the rear deck is an optional fitment with a choice of building the deck door as a one-piece removable unit or with folding sections. The transom door can be represented by a score in the GRP or drawn in with a permanent marker pen. The more experienced model maker will no doubt wish to build a working transom door however no details are given in the kit. We have ensured that the steering gear is below the Y-boat deck level should the modeller wish to house the Y-boat below decks.

Specifications:
Scale: 1:16
Length: 39-3/8" (1000mm)
Beam: 12-19/32" (320mm)

Tamar Photos: (click to enlarge)
$599.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
SLIP129
US Coast Guard Lifeboat
In 1963 the pleasure boating industry was booming with more new boaters than ever before. Unfortunately business was also booming for the Coast Guard with more boating accidents than ever before. They found their answer in their new 44 ft. self-righting Motor Lifeboat. Powered by twin 180 h.p. diesel engines, the boat could achieve speeds of 15 knots and in tests where it towed a 100 ton 95 foot patrol boat, she proved to be a decent little tug as well. Kit 1203 is the all wood version which features plank on frame balsa strip construction, with cleanly die-cut parts for construction of the superstructure. 39 cast fittings and a distinctive Coast Guard insignia decal top off this kit.
To make this kit R/C here is the recommended running gear:
2x MFA01 6-12V Motors
1x DUM2335 Running Hardware Set

Length: 33"
Beam: 9-1/2"
Scale: 1/16
$159.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DUM1203
US Coast Guard Utility Boat
When the crew steps aboard a 41 ft. Utility they never know what the day will bring. They may be policeman as they pursue smugglers, or maybe paramedics as they respond to a distress call. Sometimes they work as a tug boat crew as they tow in an impounded pleasure craft. But the worst job of all is when they become a salvage crew scouting for wreckage and searching for survivors. Here is your chance to feel all the excitement with none of the dirty work. We are proud to offer two sizes of the popular 41 ft. Utility Boat. Kit #1214 is our 31 in. version and is highlighted by its accurately die-cut all wood construction. A highly detailed 32 piece deck hardware fittings set is included to make your model a hit on the mantle or on the water.
To make this kit R/C here is the recommended running gear:
2x MFA01 6-12V Motors
1x DUM2337 Running Hardware Set

Length: 31"
Beam: 10"
Scale: 1/16
$179.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DUM1214
USS Crockett
The U.S.S. Crockett was one of the seventeen gunboats in the Asheville Class. This class had the distinction of being the first group of Navy Ships to be powered by a gas turbine. The Crockett was capable of a top speed of 50 knots but more impressive still was the fact that she could accelerate her 230 tons from 0 to 40 knots in 60 seconds. The Crockett, stationed in South Vietnam was designed for coastal patrol, blockade reconnaissance, and support missions. But rest assured when duty called, the crew of the U.S.S. Crockett could get there in a hurry. The Dumas model of the Crockett is a builder's boat. She features balsa plank over die-cut mahogany frame construction for the hull, and conventional die-cut construction for the superstructure. #2105 (found below) is an optional deck hardware kit with more than 80 cast fittings. Included in the deck hardware are all the armaments needed to send her in to battle. #2341 (found below) is the twin screw running hardware kit used to drive the Crockett. It has everything needed to complete your drive line except motors. Use two MFA01 Motors (found below) for 6 to 12 volt power. If you are a military enthusiast you will certainly want to try your hand at the Dumas U.S.S. Crockett.
Easily power both motors with the TIO30 (found below) ESC made for LiPO, NiCad or NiMH battery packs from 6-12 volts.

Length: 51"
Beam: 7-1/2"
Scale: 5/16 : 1' (~1:40)
$199.95
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DUM1218
PT-109
Dumas has done a make-over of our legendary 33in. PT-109. Updated plans and instructions, improved running hardware installation instructions, and added detailing galore are all part of the improved 33in. version of the PT-109. Construction of this kit is out of the high quality die-cut mahogany plywood, expanded PVC and mahogany vaneer planking that you have come to know and expect from Dumas Products. The detailing on this PT-109 is a huge improvement over the old kit. No more penny nails as machine gun barrels. Build your own piece of World War II history with the updated Dumas 33in. PT-109.

Features:
*Die-cut mahogany plywood frame
*Die-cut birch plywood cabins
*Die-cut PVC external sheeting
*Cast metal deck fittings
*Full-color decals
*Step-by-step Instructions
*Full-size drawings

Length: 33"
Beam: 9 "
Scale: 1/30
$189.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DUM1233
U.S. Army 74' St Tug
During WWII, the US Army operated a large fleet of ships. The primary task was to support the fighting man on the ground. Small harbor tugs, designed as ST, were used in large number by the Army to move ships in port and haul fuel and supply barges.

Kit features:
*2-piece vaccuum-form plastic hull
*Die-cut PVC structure
*Laser-cut details
*Full-color decals

Length: 18"
Beam: 4-/34"
Scale: 1/48

U.S. Army 74' St Tug Photos (click to enlarge):
$129.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DUM1256
PT-212 78' Higgins Torpedo Boat
During WWII, the US Army operated a large fleet of ships. The rpimary task was to support the fighting man on the ground. Small harbor tugs, designed as ST, were used in large number by the Army to move ships in port and haul fuel and supply barges.
Kit features:
*2-piece vaccuum-form plastic hull
*Die-cut PVC structure
*Laser-cut details
*Full-color decals

Length: 30-1/2"
Beam: 8"
Scale: 1/30

PT-212 78' Higgins Torpedo Boat Photos (click to enlarge):
$189.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DUM1257
US Coast Guard 36500 36' Motor Lifeboat
The CG 36500 is famous for the rescue of 32 men from the tanker S. S. Pendleton, which broke in half during a winter storm off Chatham Bar, the elbow of Cape Cod (also known as New England's graveyard of ships). To this day, the saving of the Pendleton crew remains the single greatest small-boat rescue in the history of the United States Coast Guard. The crew received the Gold Life Saving Medal for hard work during this cold, dark rescue attempt. This kit features balsa planking over laser cut lite ply frames Detail parts include cast metal fittings, color flags and decals, and a sheet of laser cut birch ply detail pieces. The kit has excellent documentation with it's full size plan, 43 page instruction manual and packet of 59 figure drawings.

Options:
Running Hardware Kit: DUM2371
Motor: MFA01
Speed Control: TIO15
Battery: DTXC2010
Battery Charger: DTXP4191
Any transmitter receiver combo will work. Here are our options: RADIOS

Length: 27"
Beam: 8"
Scale: 1:16
$199.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DUM1258
SC-1 Class Sub-Chaser
The sub-chaser prowled the waters in the Atlantic during WWII, during which time they were credited with sinking a number of U-boats. The SC class served a short time in WWII, but was soon replaced with a more powerful class of sub chasers. This kit features laser-cut plank-on-frame construction.

Length: 37-1/2"
Beam: 4-3/4"
Running Hardware: Click Here
$210.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DUM1259
U.S. Coast Guard 14"
This 44-foot Coast Guard is a very seaworthy lifeboat, designed to carry out search and rescue assignments in poor weather and water conditions. With a skilled and experienced crew, this vessel can carry out the most demanding of rescue operations. The vessel is self stabilizing. Built in 1961 at the Coast Guard shipyard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, USA.

Scale: 1:40
Length: 14-5/16" (36.3cm)
Beam: 4-3/16" (10.7cm)

View and Print Instructions
$59.95
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
BL100
Calypso 37"
The Calypso was built in the USA in 1942 as a minesweeper. She was bought in 1950 by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and after extensive changes and modifications has become a fully equipped ocean research vessel, complete with observation chamber in the stern, oval diving bell, Galaezzi diving chamber, inflatable boat for shallow waters, helicopter and much other submarine equipment.

Length: 39"

View and Print Instructions
$559.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
BL560
HMS Resolve
This kit brings marine model kits into the 21st century. With seven sheets of CNC cut ply including paneling for the various cabins and screen printed overlays where necessary. Over 300 brass etched fittings and over 750 white metal fittings (forward anchor windlass has over 40 parts alone) make this the most detailed Caldercraft kit to-date. Funnels and hull are molded in GRP with plating detail. All wood, dowel, rod, rigging cord and ships boats to complete the kit are provided.

Due to the depletion of the naval tug fleet during the 1914 - 1918 war, the Royal Navy decided to replace the older tugs with several classes of purpose built naval tugs. Largest and most powerful of these were the 'Resolve' class. Six were built in this class between 1917 and 1919. Resolve was fitted with a quick firing 12pdr. gun for defense when on convoy duty or coastal tows during war time (the Resolve can also be painted with a war time color scheme). Resolve remained in the Royal Navy until 1950 when she was sold to messers James Scott and Co. Ltd. for breaking up.

Scale: 1:48
Length: 45-7/8" (1165mm)
Beam: 9-1/16" (230mm)
$915.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CAL7024
Sir Kay Minesweeper
A GRP hull with molded external detail forms the basis of the model plus styrene funnel, carley float, and boat moldings. Superstructure and deck are of CNC cut ply with a printed deck overlay. Complete with all necessary rod, dowel, wire etc. and a comprehensive cast white metal fittings pack allow the builder to create their own masterpiece.

One of eight vessels named after the Knights of the Round Table and which were to be known as the Round Table Class of minesweeper. Based on a well proven hull design of a trawler 'The Star of Orkney' built by Hall Russell of Aberdeen. Our kit is based on one built by Hall Russell & Co. Ltd. and given the pennant no T241. All eight of the Round Table Class minesweepers survived the war and were sold out of service and conserved to conventional steam trawlers. Every inch of this model is stamped with realism and is a feast of detail.

Scale:1:48
Length: 36-3/4" (933mm)
Beam: 6-1/2" (165mm)
$499.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CAL7011
Patrol Boat, River - "Canned Heat"
This is the fiberglass hull version.

In 1965 a river patrol force was formed to control the rivers of Vietnam designated “Game Warden” and was controlled by the U.S. Navy. They had no craft suitable for the work, and the press of time precluded the normal design processes.
Approaches were made to the commercial market, and a craft was found that generally matched the requirements.
In 1965 the firm of United boat builders of Bellingham, Washington, started the first of the MK1 PBRs with an order for 160 of these craft. The craft was a 9.5 meter fiber glass boat powered by two water jets and were capable of 25 knots.
In 1967 a further order for 80 boats was placed with modifications reflecting operational experience, these were designated MK11 (the subject of our kit). When the craft were in service, with weapons and extra weight, plus water absorption into the hull they were well over 1000 kgs overweight, hence the bows down attitude at rest. The craft served throughout the Vietnam war, and many were retained by the Vietnamese forces after the departure of the American forces.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/24
Length: 16-15/16" (430mm)
Beam: 5-11/16" (145mm)
Sailing weight: 2kgs

A departure from the norm with this new addition to the fast launch range of kits that makes a excellent companion for the Swift boat in our range.
The kit of this well known fast craft is based on a one piece vacformed hull. To speed assembly the deck, wheelhouse, motor mount, and nicads tray are also vacformed in styrene.
As with all the Deans range of kits, a complete set of fittings is included, plus all the weapons carried by these heavily armed fast craft. A full size plan, and comprehensive instruction book aid assembly, and to add the finishing touch a complete set of decals in precut waterproof vinyl and self adhesive crests.
Due to the light weight of the model, the on the water performance with 6 volts and the recommended motor is outstanding, and with its short waterline length and the forward propeller and shaft set up, fast torque turns are possible, if nerve racking.
This model is also available with a lightweight glass fiber hull moulding at extra cost, for modelers well used to working in this medium and wishing to fit one of the small jet units available on the market.
Add $70.00 to above price for fiberglass hull.

Patrol Boat River Photos (click to enlarge):
Regular price: $249.00
Sale price: $145.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN118
City of Ely
Built by Joshua Henry Ironworks, Sunnyvale, California.
In 1940, Great Britain stood alone, fighting the Axis Powers, and after nine months of war had already lost one million tons of shipping that had been sent to the bottom of the Atlantic by German U boats. The U boats were sinking ships faster than the British yards could build them.
In September 1940, a British Merchant Ship-building Mission, headed by a representative of J. L. Thompson & Sons of Sunderland, was sent to the U.S.A. with the sole motive of ordering ships to be built there. To speed up possible production, they brought with them the Thompson designed "Dorrington Court" plans, and so it was, with slight modifications that the Liberty Ships came to be built.
A total of 2,700 ships were constructed and whilst "built by the mile and chopped of by the yard" they are credited with saving not only Great Britain, but in the Allied cause, the whole world from disaster. The model shown is of a standard armed cargo ship serving with the United States Navy.

The Model
Includes:
-One piece detailed fiber glass hull
-Printed or laser plastic for decks and superstructure
-Metal and resin fittings
-Prop shafts, prop tubes, motor mounts, rudders
-Full size plans
-Decals as required
THE CITY OF ELY REPRESENTS THE CIVILIAN VERSION OF THESE FAMOUS SHIPS

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.384m (54.5")
Beam: 185mm ( 7.3")
$770.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN101
Melanie II Tramp Steamer
Melanie 11 is a model of one of a type of ship known as a TRAMP, or more correctly a Three Island type. Built in vast numbers at the beginning of the 1900's, this class of ship is still in service today. The engines were installed in the center section, along with most of the accommodation. This was to assist with the stability of the vessel. When first built, most of the type had an open bridge on an exposed platform. This was later modified to the raised enclosed type shown on the model which came in to service during the 1920's. Many were lost in both wars since they made up the bulk of the convoys. During W.W.11 large numbers of obsolete weapons were pressed into use to defensively arm merchant ships. The main purpose of the gun aft was to open fire on a U boat and force them to dive??, while the ship made its escape, virtually useless! This made the ships justifiable targets for the U boats and was thought to be one of the contributory factors that brought about the "unrestricted sinking" style of warfare.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 914mm (36")
Beam: 127mm ( 5")

Plated fiberglass hull with loading doors and porthole detail molded into the hull. Decks are of 1mm plastic on a plywood sub-deck to give lots of strength for this small but heavy model, with lots of carrying power. The prototype is fitted with sound and smoke generators and brings the model to "life" for this attractive model. Plenty of cast metal fittings. Vacforms for the boats, funnel and all hold covers are included. The superstructure is of 1mm plastic. A FULL SIZE PLAN is the basis for the instructions along with a comprehensive instruction book.
$560.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN102
Robert E Peary
Built by Joshua Henry Ironworks, Sunnyvale, California.
In 1940, Great Britain stood alone, fighting the Axis Powers, and after nine months of war had already lost one million tons of shipping that had been sent to the bottom of the Atlantic by German U boats. The U boats were sinking ships faster than the British yards could build them.
In September 1940, a British Merchant Ship-building Mission, headed by a representative of J. L. Thompson & Sons of Sunderland, was sent to the U.S.A. with the sole motive of ordering ships to be built there. To speed up possible production, they brought with them the Thompson designed "Dorrington Court" plans, and so it was, with slight modifications that the Liberty Ships came to be built.
A total of 2,700 ships were constructed and whilst "built by the mile and chopped of by the yard" they are credited with saving not only Great Britain, but in the Allied cause, the whole world from disaster. The model shown is of a standard armed cargo ship serving with the United States Navy.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1384m (54.5")
Beam: 185mm (7.3")

The large one piece fiberglass hull of this model, with its belt detail, gives a vast amount of space, with plenty of access through the 5 holds. It makes an ideal model for those who wish to add working features such as lights ,sound ,smoke, and even music. It will all go into this cavernous hull.
As in all the kits in our range many fittings of cast metal and plastic, the boats, ventilator cowls and funnel are supplied as vacuum formed plastic moldings. A large battery will fit into the midships section, giving a long running time and this model steers very well for its size. She is fitted with the "split rudder" as in the prototype.
A full size plan is included in the kit, along with a set of comprehensive instructions, stainless steel prop shaft, prop tube, and rudder.
$785.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN106
HMS Grenville Fleet Destroyer
The Grenville was ordered on the 12th June 1941 with 7 others of a class all with names beginning with the letter "U" ie: ULSTER and when launched she was the leader of the 7th emergency flotilla. In 1943 Grenville in company with other destroyers took part in night sweeps up and down the French coast. On the night of the 3/4th October, Grenville and the 4 other ships encountered 5 German R class destroyers who had laid a trap for them. A battle commenced with heavy damage and casualties suffered by both sides. Grenville was hit and stopped. The rest of her war was spent in the Bay of Biscay, where she had a very active career. The full story, told by her captain, is to be found in the book "DESTROYER CAPTAIN" by Roger Hill. In our opinion this is one of the finest true sea stories that we have ever read and for the modeller it is a must.
During the 1950's Grenville with the rest of her sisters were converted to type 15 Frigates. She was scrapped by Romanet Ltd of Rochester Kent, and the No X draught mark was removed and presented to DEANS MARINE.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.15m (59")
Beam: 114mm (4.5")
The plated glass fibre hull is the base for this kit. Deck support beams are from balsa and hardwood, main decks and super structure are in 1mm plastic for quick assembly and vac-formings for the funnel, boats and turrets etc. Brass etchings for all stanchions, ladders, are included in this kit along with a full set of fittings in vacast plastic and light cast alloy. To complete this model both propshafts in stainless steel, proptubes, rudder, ect are included along with recommendations for motors, nicads, and speed controllers.
$610.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN113
USS Kidd
This kit is typical of the Fletcher class destroyers built by various yards for the U.S. NAVY between 1940 and 1944. In two major versions, this model is one of the later and more numerous type with a heavy A/A weapons fit. She is one of the most powerful and successful types of destroyers ever constructed in the second world war. The Fletcher class was the U.S. Navy's most important fleet destroyer of W.W.11, and served with particular distinction in the Pacific Theatre where its long range and excellent weapons fit proved invaluable. The type was retained in service after the war, and some were released for export from the 1950's. They were sent to many navies, from South America to the Far East. These ships were so well constructed that some are still in service to this day and will only be withdrawn for lack of spares
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.16m (45.7")
Beam: 133mm (5.2")
This kit contains a one piece glass fibre hull, all decks and superstructure in 1mm printed plastic sheet, along with photographic exploded views of construction notes. To finish off the model to a very high standard and to add the noticable "clutter" of the ship over 200 fittings cast in light alloy and light weight plastic are provided. This gives a highly detailed model. All other fittings as per the kits in our range.
$700.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN114
Compass Rose Flower Class
The Flower class corvette from Deans Marine represents a radical approach to kitting a successful attempt to produce a 1/96 scale warship at a price that will be acceptable to many, and a good start into the world of 1/8" scale working models.
A glassfibre hull construction is featured which means that with limited exceptions only one type of adhesive is required (I used Humbrol liquid poly, plus 5 minute epoxy for sealing prop and rudder tube into place and fixing some of the larger cast fittings) such comparatively inexpensive materials results in a kit costing half as much as a good r/c system.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 673mm (26.5")
Beam 114mm (4.5")

As noted above from a kit review in a leading marine modelling magazine, this kit, the first in a starter range consists of a one piece fiberglass hull with full plating detail.
Decks and superstructure are in 1mm and .5mm printed plastic sheet.
To add the required detail to the model without adding to top weight the kit includes over 100 items in cast light alloy or plastic, together with vacformings for the gun cab, funnel, boats etc. All stanchions, ladders, etc are in etched brass. Propeller, rudder and tiller are also included together with our recommendations for the motor, coupling and nicads etc.
$439.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN119
Dreadnaught
H.M.S. Dreadnought was the first all big gun battleship to be built. She was laid down at Portsmouth Dockyard in 1906 and was commissioned into the Royal Navy one year later, a building record that has never been equaled. 
In addition to her uniform main armament of ten 12 inch guns, another major innovation in her design was the use of steam turbines for propulsion, giving her a five knot speed advantage over contemporary battleships. 
Her uniform main armament meant she was the first ship which could actually take advantage of the great effective range of large naval guns. By firing her guns in groups, aimed from a central control, it was possible to correct the guns' aim by spotting the fall of the shells and correcting the aim accordingly. 
Dreadnought had a quiet war, her only notable achievement being the sinking of U 29 by ramming in 1915, the only occasion when a submarine fell victim to a battleship. She was scrapped in 1923
Details of the kit:
Scale 1/96 
Length: 1.65m (65")
Beam: 265mm (10.4")
The model illustrated shows the ship in her early years, with the original bridge layout
The kit is based on the ship as in 1917
The hull is a one piece fiberglass moulding up to the deck line and including the raised focastle to ease construction. All plating and surface detail is moulded into the hull. The deck is 4mm marine plywood with the main deck and foredeck C.N.C.
CUT. The deck planking is printed on .6mm marine plywood ready to lay, plus instrctions for laying individual planks for the modeller wishing to add his own touch.
The main turrets are also fiberglass mouldings. The 12 inch gun barrels are Acrylic castings. Ships boats, funnells, D.C. towers etc are all vacformings, with optional extras available for precast ships boats as acrylic cast items.
Almost all other fittings requiring detail and strength, such as the 12 pounder guns, hatches etc, are cast in light alloy.
$1,575.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN120
Kelly
H.M.S. KELLY was launched on the 25th October 1938 and began her short but active career when handed over to Captain, Lord Louis Mountbatten Royal Navy on 23rd August 1939. In May of the following year she was torpedoed by a German "E" Boat, nearly tearing her in half. For 91 hours, whilst under tow, she and her consorts fended off the unwelcome attentions of both "E" Boats and enemy bombers. Although many said she could never be repaired the work was completed and on re-commissioning she was ordered to the Mediteranian. During the evacuation of Crete in 1942 whilst in the company of H.M.S. Kashmir she was attacked and hit in the boiler room by a bomb that passed down the funnel. Still under way and with full helm she turned on her beam ends and sank.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.13m (44.5")
Beam: 114mm (4.5")
The model kit of this famous destroyer is based on a moulded glass fiber hull with full plating detail, ports, etc. As in most of the kits, superstructure and decks are in 1mm and .5mm plastic. To finish the model to the high detailed standard of all the Deans range, the main weapons, close range weapons and numerous small highly detailed fittings are cast in light alloy or vac-cast plastic. This is to save top weight and to give outstanding performance of this type of model on the water. This model is capable of being thrown around the lake at a scale speed in excess of 30 knots. To add the finishing touch and to give a near showcase model all complicated items such as gun turrets, funnel, boats etc are in vacformed plastic, brass etchings for stanchions, ladders etc giving a strong model to take the odd knocks and bumps.
$610.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN125
Emden Kit
1908 Commissioned 20/7/1909
Builder Kaiserliche Werf Danzig
Full Size Dimensions:
Length: 389ft
Beam: 44ft
Dispacement: 3650 tons
Machinery: Vertical 3 cylinder
Boilers: Schulz-Thorneycroft
Output: 16,171 b.h.p.
Max Speed: 25 knots.


Details of the kit
Scale 1/96
Length 1.14m (44.9")
Beam 240mm (5.5")


The plated fiberglass hull is the base for this model, along with the superstructure from computer printed 1mm plastic for the main assembly and a sheet of .5mm printed plastic adding the final sharpness to this elegant model. To add all the detail over 100 fittings cast in light alloy or plastic are included in the kit. Vacuum formed plastic moldings take care of all the larger and more complex parts such as the many ships boats, funnels, vents and funnel bases. The many stanchions on this model are cast in light alloy to give the correct pattern of spacing, with 2 gauges of brass wire for the stanchion wires. Brass etched ladders add the finest detail and delicate touch to this model, one of the classics among warships. A comprehensive instruction book is included in the kit keyed to TWO FULL SIZE PLANS.
As in all the kits in the range, a full set of running gear is included in the kit. To add to the classic look of this ship the color scheme east India station is included along with tips in the instructions for the use of the modern ACRYLIC car spray paints that are giving such outstanding results.
$660.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN127
Narvick Kit
This class of ships was ordered by the German navy after the outbreak of W.W.11 on the 19/9/39. They differed from the previous class, the Z23/30 in only minor details and the fitting of larger funnel caps. The type 36 class, they were a well thought out and successful design. They did not join the fleet until 1942, all were completed with quad 20mm aft. and were soon fitted with the same weapon forward. As the war progressed, all the ships in the class were altered in their weapons fit since damage repairs and modifications were locally carried out.
Z37 and her sisters received little mods during their wartime careers. She had a fairly uneventful time, until she was attached to the 8th flotilla and sailed for western France in March 1943 where she was stationed until lost. She was rammed and damaged by Z32 on 30/1/44 and towed into Bordeaux, where the guns were landed for shore defence and the ship was gutted by fire. Z37 was constructed at the Germania yard, Kiel, and was launched on the 24/2/41 on a displ of 2637 tons, her engines produced 70,000 s.h.p. with a speed of 36 knots.
As in all the kits in the range, a FULL SIZE PLAN together with propshafts in stainless steel, proptubes in hard brass with replaceable bearings, rudder and tiller are included in this comprehensive kit.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.32m (52")
Beam: 127mm (5")
This addition to the DEANS range of models is probably the most requested kit ever made, a magnificent partner to the growing range of British ships. Considered by many to be one of the finest and most elegant warships ever to grace the seas, this model captures the fine lines and superb sea keeping qualities of the prototype. Based on a one piece glass fibre hull we have captured the rakish lines and the semi-tunnel underwater section of the original, making this model one of the more complex hulls to come from our workshops. Superstructure and decks in 1mm plastic, lots of cast alloy and cast plastic fittings to add the busy appearance of the full size craft, plus the DEANS trademark of quality, stanchions and ladders in brass etchings. The comprehensive instructions are in exploded view format and, a new addition, laser scanned photos to bring a high definition to the instructions and assist in constructing this classic model of a powerful W.W.11 destroyer.
$725.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN128
Bulldog
Name ship of the class of four this coastal waters hydro graphic survey ship was constructed by Brook Marine and launched in 1968.
Bulldog was built by a yacht builder, she is said to be fitted out more like a luxury yacht than a serving navel craft. Considered by many to be one of the prettiest ships in the Royal Navy, they are seen in coastal waters and at many small harbors on flag showing.
On a displacement of 1088 tons and with a speed of 15 knots, these small and powerful survey craft are renowned for there sea keeping abilities, staying at sea in the short and rough coastal waters which is their domain.

Details of the kit
Scale 1/96
Length 605mm (23.8")
Beam 125mm (4.9")

Includes:
-One piece detailed fiber glass hull
-Printed or laser plastic for decks and superstructure -Metal and resin fittings
-Prop shafts, prop tubes, motor mounts, rudders
-Full size plans
-Decals as required
$299.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN131
Mohawk
Tribal class or "F" class destroyers 1905 1908 programme. One of the policies of the first sea lord in 1904 was the production of an ocean going destroyer which should have the following capabilities:
A. Steam at 33 knots for 8 hrs in a moderate sea
B. Burn oil fuel
C. Carry 2 x 12.lb guns
D. Carry 7 days provisions "later 4 days"
This was something of a revolution in ship design requirements for those days, being 7.5 knots faster than any previous design particularly when the then novel turbines had yet to be built and tested (only 8 types were in service). Tenders were at last taken up and building of the new "F" class began, divided into 3 separate groups. With no fewer than 7 different yards involved it is hardly surprising that few of the ships looked the same. The 3 groups are:


The class was completed at an average cost of £137,000. On trials with a displacement of 1,000 tons a speed of 33 knots was achieved. The complement was 5 officers and 56 men.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 901mm (35.5")
Beam: 89mm (3.5")
The models are based on the period after the original ships' sea trials, when a number of modifications were carried out. To this end all ships were changed – up gunned to 2 x 4inch guns forward funnels lengthened so that fumes cleared the bridge, turtle decks removed to a standard fo/castle. This gave the ships the classic destroyer outline. The base of these models is a one piece vacformed or moulded fibreglass hull with all superstructures and decks in 1mm plastic, for one glue construction.
These models are designed with the beginner in mind and as a good starter to the world of warship modelling. They embody all the excitement of the building and driving of a warship without the task of constructing a full fleet model. The simple structure on the decks of these ships makes for very quick construction and with all funnels and boats in vacformings, allied with a full set of fittings in cast light alloy and cast plastic makes for an attractive model.
These ships have all the performance of their bigger sisters and have one of the most outstanding sea keeping qualities of all the models in the range. As the choice of motor and couplings is very important in the construction of these ships they can be supplied with the kit on request.

Includes:
-One piece detailed fiber glass hull
-Printed or laser plastic for decks and superstructure -Metal and resin fittings
-Prop shafts, prop tubes, motor mounts, rudders
-Full size plans
-Decals as required
$525.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN132
Skirmisher
The Scout class of cruiser came from Vickers yard in 1905 and had a ram bow, three funnels, and a turtle back focastle. The four, triple expansion engines developed 17,500 h.p. giving a speed of 25 knots. The class were small fast cruisers referred to as scouts. They arose from the need for a fast ship to perform a scouting role in the North Sea to keep an eye on the increasing activity of the German navy in that area, Coupled to this role was the requirement for a flotilla leader to the smaller seagoing destroyers. These ships had to have the ability to work with their brood, but still provide for the captain and his staff. Whilst lightly armed compared with a third class cruiser they had a high speed which enabled them to scout in the knowledge that they could outrun any serious oppositon. A total of 15 "Scouts" were completed between 1905 and 1913 all with differences in construction. Skirmisher can be considered typical of the class.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.14m (44.9")
Beam: 140mm (5.5")
The plated fibreglass hull is the base for this model along with the superstructure from computer printed 1mm plastic for the main assembly. A sheet of .5mm printed plastic adds the final sharpness to this elegant model. To complete the detail over 450 light alloy and cast plastic fittings are included. Vacformed plastic mouldings take care of all the larger and more complex parts such as the many ships boats, funnels, vents and funnel bases. The many stanchions on this model are cast in light alloy to give the correct pattern of spacing, with 2 gauges of brass wire for the stanchion wires. Brass ladders add the finest detail and delicate touch to this model, one of the classics amongst warships
Although a large model by small ship standards the handling and sea-keeping qualities are outstanding. A comprehensive instruction book is included in the kit keyed to a FULL SIZE PLAN and large format exploded view. As in all the kits in the range, a full set of running gear is included. To add to the classic look of the ships of this era 2 colour schemes are included in the instructions. Black hulled Victorian livery gives a great presence and for an alternative scheme the China station livery is included, along with the standard Atlantic fleet grey. Tips are also given in the instructions for the use of the modern ACRYLIC car spray paints that are giving such outstanding results.
$615.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN139
Komet Kit
S.Y. KOMET was constructed at Bremer Vulcan a.g. Vegesack 543 and launched on the 6-4-11.
She was designed and built as a governors yacht for Deutsche Neu Gunea (German New Guinea).
She was stationed there until 11-10-14. when she was taken as a war prize by the Australian navy and taken into service as a packet boat. She was then renamed the UNA or OLA and used as a pilot vessel.
Legends suggest that she was later called the Captain Cook and based in Sydney Harbour and used as a cruise / tourist ship at the time, photos show her with a modified bridge front and bearing the PILOTS name on her hull side under the bridge, but these picture are dated 1949,.?
She was then sold in 1925 and traveled to England and named the AKUNA and used as a gentleman’s steam yacht until she was paid of in 1951. The ship was removed from the Lloyds register of shipping in 1957.
Komet was built of steel up to the boatdeck, the wheelhouse was of Mahogony, or steel and paneled in the same, He GRT was 977 tons.
Her power was from twin steam boilers powering twin triple expansion engines to two screws with a H.P of 1400 giving a top speed of 13 knots.
She carried a crew of 160 and was lightly armed with one 37 mm rapid fire cannon and one 8mm machine gun both on pedestal mountings.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/50
Length: 1.157m (45.5")
Beam: 212mm (8.3")
This model is based on a glass-fibre hull with full plating and port detail. The two main cabin assembly are also glass fibre detailed moulding to ease construction and make the model more suitable for the fitting of a stem plant if desired.
The main and boat decks are from 1/16th marine plywood with pre-printed deck planking.
The funnel, ships boats, ventilator cowls, and water tank are supplied as vacforming in 1mm styrene, and to complete the model a full set of detailed fittings in cast metal and plastic are included in the kit and to add the superfine detail to this elegant model, a full sheet of brass etched parts of over 300 components add the superfine detail to this model. Also included is a comprehensive instruction book and two full size plans. As in all the Deans kits propshafts, props and rudder are included.
And new item in the kit range is the use of computer cut “wood” paneling for fine details such as doors and paneling to give the correct “timber” effect and relief detail to door panels and paneling, and to remove the arduous task of cutting, sanding and staining very unscale woodwork.
$1,050.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN145
Dante
This new addition to the Compact kit range is to the slightly larger scale of 1/72 to give more working room in the model and to make the kits more suitable for the railway modeler.
The details and construction methods used in the craft are the same as in all the kits in the Compact Kit range.
This craft is based on one of the ships used in the petro- chemical port of Euro-port in Holland.
The ships are constructed by the DELTA shipyard to a standard design and personalised by the buyers to suit there own needs.
This example of the type is designed as a fire-fighting and rescue ship. She is fitted with powerful water and foam monitors, the one on the top of the mast being telescopic.
She is also fitted with fast launch and recovery R.I.B.s in quick launch davits. On board she is also fitted with powerful suction pumps and a decompression chamber.
The ship has two powerful diesel engines driving twin screws and are capable of handling most disasters on the largest of ships in confined waters.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/72
Length: 320mm (12.6")
Beam: 115mm (4.5")

Includes:
-One piece detailed fiber glass hull
-Printed or laser plastic for decks and superstructure -Metal and resin fittings
-Prop shafts, prop tubes, motor mounts, rudders
-Full size plans
-Decals as required
$235.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN153
Banckert Kit
The choice of a model based on a Dutch ship may at first seem a little odd, but she was handed over to the Dutch Navy as the former H.M.S. QUILLIAM. She gives a pleasing model in its light and colourful Dutch scheme with all the graceful looks of one of the emergency class destroyers that are so familiar to the British modeller.
Details of the kit:
Scale 1/96
Length 1.15m (45.3")
Beam 114mm (4.5")
The model is based on the kit of the GRENVILLE from our range, but with the plans and fittings modified to fit this famous Dutch warship. As with all the models in the range, the hull is based on a light weight glass fibre hull with a plated finish. Weapons and small detailed fittings are cast in light alloy, larger items such as lockers, carley floats etc, are cast in vacast plastic for light weight to assist in giving the model its outstanding performance on the water. To add the finishing touches, etched brass is used for ladders, dial sights and stanchions. Custom made prop shafts and tubes are included along with the rudder, tiller, to make this a complete kit with its FULL SIZE PLAN and comprehensive instructions.
$600.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN158
Amazon
Tribal class or "F" class destroyers 1905 1908 programme. One of the policies of the first sea lord in 1904 was the production of an ocean going destroyer which should have the following capabilities:-
A. Steam at 33 knots for 8 hrs in a moderate sea
B. Burn oil fuel
C. Carry 2 x 12.lb guns
D. Carry 7 days provisions "later 4 days"
This was something of a revolution in ship design requirements for those days, being 7.5 knots faster than any previous design particularly when the then novel turbines had yet to be built and tested (only 8 types were in service). Tenders were at last taken up and building of the new "F" class began, divided into 3 separate groups. With no fewer than 7 different yards involved it is hardly surprising that few of the ships looked the same.

The class was completed at an average cost of £137,000. On trials with a displacement of 1,000 tons a speed of 33 knots was achieved. The complement was 5 officers and 56 men.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 901mm (35.5")
Beam: 89mm(3.5")


The models are based on the period after the original ships' sea trials, when a number of modifications were carried out. To this end all ships were changed - up gunned to 2 x 4inch guns forward funnels lengthened so that fumes cleared the bridge, turtle decks removed to a standard fo/castle. This gave the ships the classic destroyer outline. The base of these models is a one piece vacformed or moulded fibreglass hull with all superstructures and decks in 1mm plastic, for one glue construction.
These models are designed with the beginner in mind and as a good starter to the world of warship modelling. They embody all the excitement of the building and driving of a warship without the task of constructing a full fleet model. The simple structure on the decks of these ships makes for very quick construction and with all funnels and boats in vacformings, allied with a full set of fittings in cast light alloy and cast plastic makes for an attractive model.
These ships have all the performance of their bigger sisters and have one of the most outstanding sea keeping qualities of all the models in the range. As the choice of motor and couplings is very important in the construction of these ships they can be supplied with the kit on request.
THIS MODEL IS BASED ON A PLATED GLASS FIBRE HULL
THE KIT IS IN SINGLE SCREW FORMAT AND RUNS ON 4 OR 5 1.2AH NICADS.
$540.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN160
Amethyst
This modified Black Swan class frigate was launched on 7th May 1943 at the yard of Alex Stephens & Co, Linthouse. After a very active wartime career "Amethyst" was sent to the Far East as a guard ship for the British community in Shanghai. The action that made her a household name was an incident in the Yangse river in late 1949 where she was trapped almost 200 miles inland. In a heroic action she broke out and escaped to the sea. Amethyst was sold for scrapping at the Plymouth yard of Demmelweek and Reading. Members of the Amethyst association still meet at regular intervals.
Details of the kit:
Scale 1/96
Length: 958mm (37.7")
Beam: 114mm (4.5")
One of the oldest production kits in the Deans Marine range, Now brought up to date to the standard of the latest kits
The fibreglass hull in this is with full plating and port detail. Computer generated colour coded printed plastic forms the main superstructure along with the 1mm plastic deck. To complete the construction of the model all complex parts are vacformed in 1mm plastic for funnel, boats, turrets etc.
A complete set of fittings is included in the kit with all detail parts such as weapons, deck fittings, etc, cast in light alloy. Larger item such as lockers, floats, and gun bases are moulded as resine castings for light weight. The lattice mast, such a notable feature of this class of ship is assembled from etched brass in four parts for simple assembly. Ladders and stanchions are also in etched brass to give a final showcase finish. Propshafts in stainless steel are cased in brass proptubes with fitted oilers and replacable bearings along with rudder and tiller arm.
These, together with a comprehensive instruction book with digital prited picture / instructions and a FULL SIZE PLAN assist in the assembly of this impressive model.
One or our oldest kits and still a very popular ship. This kit has now been reworked and brought up to date of the standards of the latest kits. Glass fibre plated hull, brass etching for fine detail, up to date instructions and a C/d available with all the construction pictures of the prototype models.
$620.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN161
Cossack
The re-armament race of the 1930's led to the major powers beginning construction of destroyers up to 2,000 tons. The British answer to these was the Super Destroyer of the "Tribal class" with 8 4.7" guns in twin mountings, thought by many to be the best looking of all destroyers ever built. The most famous of these was the
"COSSACK", due to the Altmark incident in the waters off the coast of Norway. This action made the Cossack a household name along with the famous cry of "THE NAVY'S HERE!"
Others in the class were the MAORI, ESKIMO, MASHONA, GURKHA, AFRIDI, TARTAR, SOMALI, BEDUOIN, ASHANTI, PUNJABI, MATABELE, AND THE ZULU. These ships displaced 1,870 tons with geared turbines on two shafts giving 44,000 shp and a top speed of 36.5 knots.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.2m
Beam: 127mm
Sailing weight: 4.4kgs
This model is constructed with a plated glass fibre hull, with all portholes and intakes moulded into the hull. To assist in the location of the running gear, the propshaft and rudder exits are marked on the hull. Decks and superstructure are in 1mm or .5mm plastic along with photo exploded views in the instructions to assist in construction. All details are added from the large range of cast alloy and cast plastic fittings included in the kit together with a full running gear set comprising stainless steel propshafts, hard brass proptubes with replaceable bearings, rudder and tiller. Stanchions and ladders are in etched brass to give that crisp finish. A full size plan keyed to a comprehensive instruction book assist in the construction of this classic model destroyer.
$630.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN162
Daring
The "D" class destroyers weretypical of the whole series of successive classes from A to I built for the R.N. in the 1930's. In general these were economy designs and tended to be smaller and less well armed than destroyers of other major foreign powers. H.M.S. Daring was commanded by Lord Louis Mountbatten in 1934. She was torpedoed by a U boat on the 18th February 1940 off Duncansby Head Scotland.
Daring was launched by Thornycroft in 1932 on a Displ of 1.375 tons. Her main weapons were 4x 4.7" guns and 8 x 21in torpedo tubes, with geared turbines on 2 shafts giving 36,000 s.h.p. and a top speed of 36 knots. When placed along side the V & W in our range, this shows how the destroyers progressed in the 1920/30's.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96 
Length: 1.02m (40.2")
Beam: 107mm (4.2")
This model is based on a plated glass fibre hull, with the superstructure and decks in 1mm plastic. Vac-forms for the funnels, boats, etc, cast alloy main weapons and close range armament. To add the final crisp finish to the model, brass etchings are supplied for all stanchion, ladders etc. A full set of instructions, plus a FULL SIZE PLAN are included in this kit along with stainless steel propshafts, proptubes and rudder.
This kit makes into a superb model of this classic British destroyer and as with all the DEANS range, has superb on the water performance.
$620.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN163
Fencer
During May 1944 the 12 Swordfish from HMS Fencer are credited with the sinking of three U-boats in two days
Swordfish LS369 was credited with sinking U-Boat 'U674' on 1st May 1944 whilst protecting Convoy RA59 sailing to the UK from Kola in Russia
Sailing from San Diego 2 July 1943, Croatan arrived at Norfolk 19 July. As the nucleus for a hunter-killer group, she sailed 5 August for antisubmarine operations in the Atlantic covering the movement of convoys. Her planes had two skirmishes with surfaced submarines and on 5 September initiated night flying operations from escort carriers. She returned to Norfolk 22 September.
From 17 October to 29 December 1943, Croatan made two voyages to Casablanca ferrying aircraft and plane crews for the North African operations. After another antisubmarine patrol from 14 January to 27 February 1944, she took part in tests with the Naval Research Laboratory at Annapolis. From 24 March to 11 May, Croatan made a most successful patrol. On 7 April, her planes marked out U-856, which was sunk by her escorts Champlin (DD-601) and Huse (DE-145) at 40d 18m N., 62d 22m W. On the night of 25-26 April, her four escorts joined in sinking U-488 at 17d 54m N., 38d 05m W. She was also successful in her patrol from 2 June to 22 July. On 10 June, Croatan's planes and escorts Frost (DE-144), Huse, and Inch (DE-146) attacked U-490 and remained in constant contact with it, forcing it to surface the next day. Sixty survivors, including the commanding officer, were rescued before the submarine sank from scuttling charges at 42d 47m N., 40d 08m W. Aircraft and escorts Frost and Inch combined again to sink U-154 on 3 July.
Following a brief overhaul and radar tests with the Naval Research Laboratory, Croatan put to sea again 20 August 1944. On 15 September, she aided survivors from Warrington (DD-383) who had foundered in a hurricane. Returning to Norfolk 1 October, Croatan next sailed for antisubmarine training at Guantanamo Bay and Bermuda, then proceeded to provide air cover for a high-speed east bound task force, returning to New York 4 February 1945. For the next month, she qualified pilots in carrier operations, then sailed from Norfolk 25 March to join a barrier line to intercept German submarines. On 16 April, her escorts, Frost and Stanton (DE-247) sank U-880 and U-1235 at 47d 53m N., 30d 26m W. Croatan returned by way of Argentia, Newfoundland to New York 14 May for overhaul.
From 15 September to 3 November 1945, Croatan qualified aviators at Quonset Point, then cleared Norfolk 23 November on the first of two transatlantic voyages to bring troops home from Le Havre, Franceon 16 June 1958. In August 1963, she carried 23 Lockheed F-104 Starfighter delivered to the Royal Norwegian Air Force 331 Squadron at Bodø, Norway. In October 1964, she served as an experimental ship under NASA control until May 1965. She was stricken for disposal 15 September 1970 and sold for scrap in 1971.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96 
Length: 1.62m (63.8")
Beam: 350mm (13.8")
Glass fibre detailed hull, Glass fibre detailed hull deck. 1mm Printed plastic details, Colour code printed superstructure.
Vacformed details, liferafts, gun cabs etc, Motor mount, Pre-printed self adhesive deck planking, Full metal fittings set
Cast resine fittings, Stainless steel Propshaft, propeller, 2 Full size full colour plans WITH EMBEDDED HI RESOLUTION COLOUR PHOTOS and full colour detailing of metal, plastic and resine parts. Digital instructions.
Pre- cut waterproof vinyl Decals set.
$1,550.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN164
Guernsey
These small seaworthy ships were originally designed along trawler lines to protect the extensive British interests in the North Sea oil installations and to patrol the 200 miles fishery limits. They displace 925 tons with two Ruston diesel engines of 2190BHP each driving one variable pitch propeller giving a top speed of 17 knots
Weapons fit is a single 40mm bofors gun and light weapons. The normal compliment is 39 officers and men.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/72 
Length: 820mm (32.8")
Beam: 160mm (6.3")
The fiberglass hull in this kit is with full plating and port detail.
Computer generated printed plastic forms the main superstructure along with the 1mm plastic deck.
To complete the construction of the model all complex parts are vacformed in 1mm plastic for funnel, boats, turret etc.
A complete set of fittings are included in the kit with all detail parts such as weapons, deck fittings, etc, cast in light alloy.
Larger item such as lockers, floats, and gun bases are moulded in plastic castings for light weight.
Ladders and stanchions are also in etched brass to give a final showcase finish.
Propshaft in stainless steel are cased in a brass proptube with fitted an oiler and replaceable bearing along with rudder and tiller arm.
These, together with a comprehensive instruction book and a FULL SIZE PLAN assist in the assembly of this impressive model.
A colour chart and a set of precut decals for the pennant numbers are included in the kit to add the finishing touch to this most attractive addition to our warship range.
$600.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN165
Hannibal
In 1895 the first of the Majestic class battleships came into service. This started a naval revolution as startling as the one that followed the launching of the DREADNOUGHT. For the first time 4 new sets of designs were put together in one ship making them what is now known as a PREDREADNOUGHT. The four new technologies were high velocity main weapons, quick firing 6" mid calibre guns. face hardened armour, and telescopic gunsights. The MAJESTICS were the first capital ships whose main weapons were effective in rough seas due to their high freeboard and good sea keeping qualities. The visual impact of these ships at that time cannot be imagined, but they must have been the same as the "star wars" weapons of today, and they made the British fleet supreme the world over.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.346m (53")
Beam: 266mm (10.5")
One of the most complicated and detailed model in the Deans fleet, and truly the PRIDE OF THE FLEET. Some of the major features of this model are the one piece fibreglass hull with all plating detail and armour belt, plus all casemates, hatches portholes, anchor bedplates, and the massive ram bow all moulded into the hull; one piece fibreglass moulded superstructure with deck planking and gun port detail engraved into the moulding. Full size plan in 2 parts with photo exploded instruction book to ease assembly of this massive model.
A large sheet of brass etchings with over 300 items, adds the final super-detail to the majestic model.
Over 400 cast metal fittings & 100 plus cast plastic items add the detail to this model, decks from marine ply, and 62 vacformings for boats, turrets etc.
$1,850.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN166
Hardy
The original idea for Frigate design after World War 11 was that they should be of a single hull design that could be fitted out for various purposes. The type 14 which Hardy represents was the design for the minimum A/S frigate. She was built from prefabricated welded sections to allow for rapid assembly. Fitted with a single screw and powered by a Y100 single turbine gave a top speed of 28 knots on a modest output of 19,000 s.h.p. Much faster than wartime frigates of a simular size. The manoeuvrability of this hull design was outstanding and many are the stories of most of the crew breaking arms and legs. Without doubt, if they ever got their teeth into a submarine, with their 2 mortar MK 10's, the chances of it getting away would have been remote. Hardy was built at Yarrow and launched on the 25th November 1953.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 977mm (38.5")
Beam: 95mm (3.7")
A lightweight glassfibre hull is the base for this model and to ease construction the break of the fo/castle is a separate moulding. Decks and all superstructure are constructed from printed plastic sheets, and to finish the model a complete set of fittings in cast light alloy and cast plastic are included. The complicated lattice mast is an alloy casting, all stanchions, ladders etc are in brass etched format. Comprehensive instructions and a FULL SIZE PLAN are included to ease assembly.
$600.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN167
Loch Katrine
The ships of the Loch class of A/S frigates represent the final product of wartime design of frigates.
They were designed to be mass produced in sections at dispersed sites and transported to an assembly point at a slipway.
She was constructed at H. ROBB & Co in Lieth, laid down in 1943 and launched 21/8/44
Welding and riveting were used to speed production and a team of 60 men could build a ship of this class.
With a single 4” gun on the focastle for surface action, the main weapons were beyond doubt the twin squid anti-submarine mortars, along with the high mounted rapid firing twin 20mm guns for anti-personnel work.
Only 28 Loch class ships were completed as Loch class frigates and a further 19 finished as the Bay class.
To speed construction curved structures were eliminated in the design and a noticeable result of this was the deck sheer was reduced to three straight lines
As completed the ships displaced 1435 tons. The power was supplied by four cylinder, triple expansion engines (yes that is correct) of 5,500 ihp driving two shafts giving a speed of 19.5 knots.
Weapons fit was a single 4” mkv, a quad 2pdr, and 4 x twin 20mm Oerlikons. Two 3 barrel squid mortars were fitted forward and two D/C mortars fitted to the quarter deck with a single D/C rail aft.
Following the end of hostilities many ships were laid up or sold. The LOCH KATRINE was transferred to New Zealand in 1949 and renamed the H.M.N.Z.S ROTOITI.
She was broken up in Hong Kong in 1962.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 985mm (38.8")
Beam: 122mm (4.8")
The fibreglass hull in this kit is with full plating and port detail.
Computer generated printed plastic forms the main superstructure along with the 1mm plastic deck.
To complete the construction of the model all complex parts are vacformed in 1mm plastic for funnel, boats, turret etc.
A complete set of fittings are included in the kit with all detail parts such as weapons, deck fittings, etc, cast in light alloy.
Larger item such as lockers, floats, and gun bases are moulded in plastic castings for light weight.
The lattice mast, such a notable feature of this class of ship is assembled from etched brass in four parts for simple assembly.
Ladders and stanchions are also in etched brass to give a final showcase finish.
Propshafts in stainless steel are cased in brass proptubes with fitted oilers and replaceable bearings along with rudder and tiller arm.
These, together with a comprehensive instruction book and a FULL SIZE PLAN assist in the assembly of this impressive model.
A colour chart and a set of precut decals for the pennant number are included in the kit to add the finishing touch to this most attractive addition to our warship range.
$695.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN169
Marvel
Algerine Minesweeper
These ships were built between 1942 and 1945 and were fitted with magnectic acoustic, and mechanical sweeping equipment. It would seem that this class of ship developed from the Halcyon class of minesweeper of the 1930's still retaining some of their general appearance. These ships, having been built in the U.K. and Canada, later served in the Canadian and most Western Alliance Navys.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 762mm (30")
Beam: 120mm (4.7")
The model is based on a plated fibre glass hull. All decks and superstructure are in 1mm printed plastic sheet format with turret, funnel, boats etc in vacformed plastic. Weapons and fine detail fittings are in cast in light alloy, and all larger items are cast in lightweight plastic. Stanchions and ladders for that extra fine detail are in etched brass. Propshafts and tubes are included in this kit along with the rudder and tiller arm. THE FULL SIZE PLAN is from the D McGregor range. With its twin screws and twin motors and short length/beam ratio this makes into one of the busiest little models in our range and she has all the outstanding handling qualities of her bigger and full size sister. The close range weapons fit on this model are 4 40mm bofors guns. The kit contains a comprehensive set of instructions.
$600.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN171
Morecambre Bay
The Morcambe Bay was constructed by W Pickersgill in Sunderland and laid down on the 30/4/44 and launched on 1/1/44.
On a displacement of 2530 tons at full load she was powered by 2 x Admiralty three drum boilers driving four cylinder, triple expansion (yes that is correct) giving a total of 5.5oohp with a top speed of 19.5 knots. The ship carried a compliment of 157 men. In 1944 as the war moved to the Pacific, it was noted that a escort ship with a heavy A/A firepower was required to accompany the British fleet. A quick cure was to modify some of the Loch class frigates then under construction.
Accordingly 26 of the class were designated A/A frigates and called the Bay class.
The hull, superstucture, engines and basic layout of the new class remained unchanged.
The major changes were to the ships weapons, which consisted of two twin 4" A/A mountings and two twin 40mm bofors.
Fire control for the 4" guns was by Mkv director with a 285 radar, The 40mm s were directed by a simple tacymetric director on each mounting. For Anti_Sub use a Hedgehog mortar was mounted on thebfo/castle, whilst on the quarter deck was the usual outfit of rails and mortars.
Of the 26 vessels only 19 were completed as Bays, Six ships were completed to different designs such as survey vessels and despach vessels, one was cancelled.
The excellent seakeeping qualities of the hulls were ably demonstrated on several occasions when ships of the class rode out Typhoons which were a common hazard in the Far East.
By the mid 1950 the usefulness against modern aircraft was in decline, so in 1956 the first of the class went to the breakers.
Several ships were sold abroad.
Mounts Bay and Morcambe Bay were sold to the Portuguese Navy after a refit at Thorneycrofts yard. as the Vaso da Gama and the Dom Francesco de Almeida. She was scrapped on the 7/9/70.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 985mm (38.8")
Beam: 122mm (4.8")
The fiberglass hull in this kit is with full plating and port detail.
Computer generated printed plastic forms the main superstructure along with the 1mm plastic deck.
To complete the construction of the model all complex parts are vacformed in 1mm plastic for funnel, boats, turret etc.
A complete set of fittings are included in the kit with all detail parts such as weapons, deck fittings, etc, cast in light alloy.
Larger item such as lockers, floats, and gun bases are moulded in plastic castings for light weight.
The lattice mast, such a notable feature of this class of ship is assembled from etched brass in four parts for simple assembly.
Ladders and stanchions are also in etched brass to give a final showcase finish.
Propshafts in stainless steel are cased in brass proptubes with fitted oilers and replaceable bearings along with rudder and tiller arm.
These, together with a comprehensive instruction book and a FULL SIZE PLAN assist in the assembly of this impressive model.
A colour chart and a set of precut decals for the pennant number are included in the kit to add the finishing touch to this most attractive addition to our warship range.
$675.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN172
Nubian
The frigates of the Tribal class were constructed to perform three functions, Air Direction, Anti-Aircraft and Anti-Submarine duties. For this reason they were classed as general purpose frigates. When launched they were quite an advanced vessel as they included many "firsts" in their design. The TRIBALS were the first ships to be fitted to carry a helicopter, having a hangar between the aft 4.5" gun and the mortar mk10. They were the first ships to be fitted with the seacat missile system and, most novel at the time, the engines comprised a steam turbine propulsion system (COSAG) and a gas turbine which could be used for additional boost and to get away from a cold start. The single shaft is powered from the combined steam and gas turbines, the former developing 12,500 shp, and the latter developing 7,500 shp. This indicated a top speed of 28 knots. All engine control rooms were air conditioned as was the rest of the ship.. The weapon fit of the class was 2 x 4.5" guns 2 x 4 seacat launch pads (or 2 x 4mm bofors) 1 x 3 barrel mortar mk 10. Some ships were later fitted with 2 x 20mm oerlikons as "junk bashers". 2 x 8 barrelled 3" decoy rocket launchers are also fitted port and starboard.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.1m (43.3")
Beam: 141mm (5.6")
This was the first kit in the range to have MOD 11.This was the decision by DEANS MARINE to scrap all of the kits in the range that are left behind in the development process. The model is then remade as a totally new kit based on a new hull and fittings that bring it up to the standards of the later kits in the range that have had the advantage of the latest construction methods. As in all of our products lots of brass etchings are included for stanchions, ladders The enormous lattice mast and the bedstead radar that was such a notable feature of these ships. The brass etching makes this a simple construction job. The Mod 11 programme will be carried out on all kits in the range throughout the life of the model. Although this is a large model for a frigate she sails and steers well, being capable of almost "on the spot turns".
$615.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN173
Sentinel
The Sentinel class of cruiser came from Vickers yard in 1905, had a ram bow, three funnels, and a turtle back fo/castle. The four, triple expansion engines developed 17,500 h .p. giving a speed of 25 knots. The ships of this class were small fast cruisers referred to as scouts. They arose from the need for a fast ship to perform a scouting role in the North Sea and keep an eye on the increasing activity by the German navy in that area. Coupled with this role was the requirement for a flotilla leader to the small seagoing destroyers. These ships had to have the ability to work with their brood, but to still provide for the captain and his staff. Whilst lightly armed, compared with a third class cruiser they had a high speed which enabled them to "scout" in the knowledge that they could outrun any serious opposition. A total of 15 scouts were completed between 1905 and 1913 all with differences in construction.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.14m (44.9")
Beam: 140mm (5.5")
The plated fibreglass hull is the base for this model, along with the superstructure from computer printed 1mm plastic for the main assembly and a sheet of .5mm printed plastic adding the final sharpness to this elegant model. To add all the detail over 450 fittings cast in light alloy or plastic are included in the kit. Vacformed plastic mouldings take care of all the larger and more complex parts such as the many ships boats, funnels, vents and funnel bases. The many stanchions on this model are cast in light alloy to give the correct pattern of spacing, with 2 gauges of brass wire for the stanchion wires. Brass etched ladders add the finest detail and delicate touch to this model, one of the classics amongst warships. Although a large model by small ship standards the handling and sea-keeping qualities are outstanding.
A comprehensive instruction book is included in the kit keyed to a FULL SIZE PLAN and large format exploded view. As in all the kits in the range, a full set of running gear is included in the kit. To add to the classic look of the ships of this era 2 colour schemes are included in the instructions. The black hulled victorian livery gives a great presence and for an alternative scheme the colour of China station are included along with the standard Atlantic fleet grey. Tips are also in the instructions for the use of the modern ACRYLIC car spray paints that are giving such outstanding results.
$615.00
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DEAN174
Vanquisher
This class of destroyer is most probably the best known and the most successful to serve in the Royal Navy. They were the most numerous and longest serving class of ships ever built. The Vanquisher was completed at J. Brown & Co on the Clydebank in 1917 on a displ, of 1,090 tons with engines of 27,000 s.h.p. to give a maximum speed of 34 knots. Vanquisher served in the Royal Navy throughout the second world war when she was converted to a long range escort. Almost totally worn out after her long and strenuous service she was sold for scrapping in March 1947. Thought by many to be the best looking of all the British destroyers constructed, these ships were the most coveted command of many a naval officer. The classic lines of these ships can be seen in a larger size in all following British ships in the A to I class, of which the Daring is an example.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.03m (40.6")
Beam: 95mm (3.7")
This model captures the attractive and dainty looks of this class of ships. The plated fibreglass hull with its slender lines gives a good start to the model. All deck and superstructure parts are in printed 1mm & .5mm plastic sheet, with vac-formings used for the boats, funnels, gun shields and in the mounts of the triple t/tubes carried in this class of ship. To complement the kit over 400 fittings in cast light alloy and cast plastic give the clutter and detail to enable a working model of showcase standard to be produced.
$600.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN175
Zula
The frigates of the Tribal class were constructed to perform three functions, Air Direction, Anti-Aircraft and Anti-Submarine duties. For this reason they were classed as general purpose frigates. When launched they were quite an advanced vessel as they included many "firsts" in their design. The TRIBALS were the first ships to be fitted to carry a helicopter, having a hangar between the aft 4.5" gun and the mortar mk10. They were the first ships to be fitted with the seacat missile system and, most novel at the time, the engines comprised a steam turbine propulsion system (COSAG) and a gas turbine which could be used for additional boost and to get away from a cold start. The single shaft is powered from the combined steam and gas turbines, the former developing 12,500 shp, and the latter developing 7,500 shp. This indicated a top speed of 28 knots. All engine control rooms were air conditioned as was the rest of the ship.. The weapon fit of the class was 2 x 4.5" guns 2 x 4 seacat launch pads (or 2 x 4mm bofors) 1 x 3 barrel mortar mk 10. Some ships were later fitted with 2 x 20mm oerlikons as "junk bashers". 2 x 8 barrelled 3" decoy rocket launchers are also fitted port and starboard.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 1.1m (43.3")
Beam: 141mm (5.6")
This was the first kit in the range to have MOD 11.This was the decision by DEANS MARINE to scrap all of the kits in the range that are left behind in the development process. The model is then remade as a totally new kit based on a new hull and fittings that bring it up to the standards of the later kits in the range that have had the advantage of the latest construction methods. As in all of our products lots of brass etchings are included for stanchions, ladders. The enormous lattice mast and the bedstead radar that was such a notable feature of these ships. The brass etching makes this a simple construction job. The Mod 11 programme will be carried out on all kits in the range throughout the life of the model. Although this is a large model for a frigate she sails and steers well, being capable of almost "on the spot" turns.
$625.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN176
Sisapon
This 1/96 scale addition to the Compact kit range is the H.M.S. ROYAL MARINE in her outfit after her service in WW11.
She was converted to a working trawler a fairly major conversion as she was stripped down to her bare hull and rebuilt, after which she was based in Fleetwood for a number of years.
She was later modified again (slightly) and served the rest of her days in Hull
The military class of Naval Trawlers were constructed by Cook Welton & Gemmel ltd of Beverly who launched 75 Trawlers to Royal navy designs based on commercial ships.
The Royal Marine was ordered on 20-3-43 as part of the 43 Trawler programme.
These ships had a displacement of 750 tons and were powered by one shaft steam reciprocating engine of 1.100 i,h,p giving a top speed of 11 knots.
Their Weatherly qualities always of the highest order, often resulted in their being the only form of escort operative in bad weather and they could keep the seas when even destroyers were compelled to seek shelter.
Royal Marine survived the war and was sold out of navy service to become the SISAPON in 1946.
She was converted to a deep water trawler with diesel engines for Icelandic fishing.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 619mm (24.4")
Beam: 102mm (4")

Includes:
-One piece detailed fiber glass hull
-Printed or laser plastic for decks and superstructure -Metal and resin fittings
-Prop shafts, prop tubes, motor mounts, rudders
-Full size plans
-Decals as required
$275.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN177
Medea
Named after a woman in Greek Mythology the Medea has a history as interesting as her namesake. She was completed in 1904 in 51 days a record time or those days. Build on a steel hull and fitted out with exotic timbers inside. She was the last word in luxury and was used by her owner a Mr Macallister Hall a British army officer for social and hunting trips around the Isles and Lochs of Scotland
Her engine was a 254 HP compound reciprocating, giving her a top speed of 10 knots. She was converted to oil in 1964.
During WW1 she was purchased by the French navy and armed with a 75mm gun and depth charges and an observation balloon she was operated as a convoy escort. After the war she returned to UK and was used in the Mediterranean by members of parliament. During WW11 she was taken up by the Royal Navy and stationed in the Thames as a barrage balloon vessel She later was stationed in Scotland and used by the Norwegian navy as an accommodation vessel for Norwegian Commando officers. By 1946 she was cruising on the south coats of the U.K. In the 1950 - 60s Medea became a charter yacht and finally sold to Swedish owners in 1969. She then was purchased by Paul Whittier who restored her to he 1904 condition and donated her to the San Diego Maritime museum in 1973
After a long and interesting history serving in Three navies under six national flags she is still afloat and steaming in the San Diego Maritime Museum, giving VIP trips approx. twice a month.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/48
Length: 870mm (34.3")
Beam: 125mm (4.9")
This model is based on a glass-fibre hull with rubbing strip and port detail, The main and boat deck is from 1mm plastic with pre-printed deck planking, The funnel, ships boat and ventilator cowls, are supplied as vacforming in 1mm styrene, and to complete the model a full set of detailed fittings in cast metal and plastic are included in the kit.
Also included is a comprehensive instruction book and two full size plans, As in all the Deans kits propshaft, prop and rudder is included.
And new item in the kit range is the use of computer cut "wood" paneling for fine details such as doors and paneling to give the correct "timber" effect and relief detail to door panels and paneling, and to remove the arduous task of cutting, sanding and staining very unscale woodwork.
$345.00
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DEAN179
Whaleback
The design of these Air Sea Rescue launches was an adaptation of a Motor Gun Boat being developed by British Power Boats for the Royal Navy, (see the M.G.B. in our range ).
These craft were the first to be fitted with aircraft type turrets from the start. After experience in the Channel these vessels earned a great reputation amongst their crew members. The racy lines of the craft added a touch of glamour when the outline of the type was used for the arm badge worn by the crews.
Although the Whalebacks saw service around the coasts of Britain, some of the type were sent to the Med and to the coasts of India.
During the Dieppe raid when some of the craft were attacked and sunk with loss of life they were more heavily armed with a 20mm machine cannon on the stern (see the B.P.C.63ft)

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/24
Length: 812mm (32")
Beam: 215mm (8.5")

The 2 models in this range of craft are based on a lightweight fiberglass hull capturing the racy lines of the prototype. The deck is of 1/8" resin bonded marine plywood fitted to the top of the rubbing strip which is molded into the hull for easy construction.
The complete superstructure molding, along with the carly float, battery box, are all in vacuum formed plastic to speed construction. The gun turrets are formed in clear acrylic along with a full set of weapons and fittings to complement the FULL SIZE PLAN and instructions.
$400.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN180
Tobruk
The startling contrast between this simple little ship and the four GM corvettes now being built in Italy (1980) vividly demonstrates the change of stance of the Libyan Navy in less than a decade.
This ship is classed as a MK1 B and is a repeat of the 1A class of ships that were constructed for Ghana.
The weapons fit are impressive for such a small craft, consisting of one DP 4” gun, four 40mm single bofors in powered mounting and 5 x 2” rocket flare launchers.
Being the first ship of any size built for the Libyan navy, she was built to a very simple specification and also included in the design was state accommodation for her to serve as a presidential yacht.
To this end she carries a crew 0f 5 officers and 58 men.
The Tobruk is fitted with lower power engines than the latter i,e, two Paxman Ventura 16 YJCM diesels with an output of 3,800 HP on two shafts giving a top speed 18 knots.
Her displacement is 500 tons full load with a draught of 13ft.
As far as is known she still serves this function, and is still afloat and active. She was later refitted with two modern 40mm in single mountings with radar control.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 560mm (22")
Beam: 95mm (3.7")

Includes:
-One piece detailed fiber glass hull
-Printed or laser plastic for decks and superstructure -Metal and resin fittings
-Prop shafts, prop tubes, motor mounts, rudders
-Full size plans
-Decals as required
$299.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN183
Royal Marine
The military classes of Naval Trawlers were constructed by Cook Welton & Gemmel ltd of Beverly who launched 75 Trawlers to Royal navy designs based on commercial ships. The Royal Marine was ordered on 20-3-43 as part of the 43 Trawler program.
These ships had a displacement of 750 tons and were powered by one shaft steam reciprocating engine of 1.100 i,h,p giving a top speed of 11 knots.
Heavy demands were made on the Trawlers during the war years for A/S and M/S work in the opening stages of the war and they preceded far a field, even to providing the A/s screen for some of the ocean convoys.
Their Weatherly qualities always of the highest order, often resulted in their being the only form of escort operative in bad weather and they could keep the seas when even destroyers were compelled to seek shelter.
She was armed with a single 4" gun plus 4 x 20mm A.A guns. With a complement of 40.
Royal Marine survived the war and was sold out of navy service to become the SISAPON in 1946.
She was converted to a deep water trawler with diesel engines for Icelandic fishing.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 619mm (24.4")
Beam: 102mm (4")

Includes:
-One piece detailed fiber glass hull
-Printed or laser plastic for decks and superstructure -Metal and resin fittings
-Prop shafts, prop tubes, motor mounts, rudders
-Full size plans
-Decals as required
$299.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN184
Redshanks
Known as ”Raised Quarter Deck” coastal steamer, these small ships were larger versions of the famous "puffer" Bridge and engines were aft and the leaving a well deck forward protected by bulwarks.
By far the most popular size of these vessels was between 120- 150 feet. This type of ship was used by most of the coastal sea traffic and in all of the main fleets engaged in short coastal voyages of the era.
Constructed in 1920, the Redshanks is representative of the type many served until the late 1960s, and a few survive to this day.
The oldest still surviving member of this class of ship is the Robin, which is now based in London at Canary Wharf and will be part of the New London Museum
The kit is based on a ship that sailed from the Port of Ponders Bridge, near Ramsey, Cambridgeshire.
She served the East Coast ports with general cargo and coastal passengers from the Humber to the docks of London until the late 1940,s when she was sold out of service.
She was powered by compound machinery giving top speed of 9 knots on a tonnage of 287 tons gross
No records are available of her subsequent fate, but she is believed to have been converted to a sand dredger with a priestman grab crane mounted forward.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/96
Length: 403mm (15.9")
Beam: 69mm (2.7")

Includes:
-One piece detailed fiber glass hull
-Printed or laser plastic for decks and superstructure -Metal and resin fittings
-Prop shafts, prop tubes, motor mounts, rudders
-Full size plans
-Decals as required
$260.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN185