H.M.S. Grenville

H.M.S. Grenville

Ref: DM10

This Deans Marine kit boasts the the following features:


Designed as a working radio controlled model, but with enough detail to make a nice static display model as well
Plated Glassfibre hull, with all portholes and other surface details moulded in.
The decks and superstructure comprise of computer printed Plasticard sheet, which aid the quick assembly of these items.
Bulky items such as the funnel, ship’s boats, and turrets etc, are Vac-formed lightweight plastic mouldings.
Cast white metal and resin deck fittings.
Propshaft, tube and propeller.
Full sized plan.
English building instructions with photographic and line drawing, building illustrations.


Scale: 1:96
Model Length: 1155mm

Minimum Radio Control functions: 2
Number of propshafts: 2
Recommended motors: Two Deans Kondor motors
Recommended battery: One 6v Nicad packs
History

By 1942, the Emergency Programme was in full swing. HMS Grenville and seven other U class destroyers were ordered by the Admiralty. Built by Swan Hunter on the Tyne, Grenville was launched in October 1942 and lead the 7th emergency flotilla.

On the night of the 3/4th October, Grenville and the 4 other ships encountered 5 German R class destroyers. The resulting battle caused severe damage and casualties on both sides, with Grenville being 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.

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 in 1983.