H.M.S. Verulam

H.M.S. Verulam

Ref: DM11

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: 1115mm

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


History

On the night of the 16th May 1945, in company with 4 other vessels, Verulam, with Saumarez as the leader, proceeded into the straights of Malacca, where they located the Japanese cruiser 'Haguro' and the destroyer KamiKaze. During this comparatively short action the Haguro was hit by 8 torpedoes and later sank, whilst the KamiKaze was hit by shell fire and escaped. Verulam was not damaged in this incident and it was considered to be the only classic destroyer attack of the second world war when torpedoes were fired. Verulam was built by Fairfield and Co at Govern, Scotland, and was launched in the April of 1943. Her trial displacement was 2,225 tons and over the measured mile she attained the speed of some 32.7 knots. After the war, Verulam and her surviving sister ships, were converted to the Type 15 full conversion frigate. She was eventually broken up on 23rd October 1972.