H.M.S. Kelly

H.M.S. Kelly

Ref: DM22

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.

Propshafts, and cast display propeller.

Full sized plan.

English building instructions with photographic and line drawing, building illustrations.


Scale: 1:96
Model Length: 1130mm

Minimum Radio Control functions: 2
Number of propshafts: 2
Recommended motors: Two Deans Kyte Motors
Recommended battery: One or One or Two 6v 2ah Nicad packs

Price of this and other Deans Marine kits
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History

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 RN, 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 Mediterranean. 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.