HMS Royal Marine.
The fourth kit in Deans' new Compact kit range. Primarily designed for demonstrating models at model at shows, this new range has rapidly gained a following for really small radio controlled models operated in small ponds or swimming pools.
Designed as a working radio controlled model
Glassfibre hull with hull plating and turtle foredeck detail moulded in.
Computer drawn Plasticard superstructure and deck components.
Cast white metal and resin deck fittings
Propshaft, tube and propeller.
The model is powered and controlled using the motor and controller from a standard servo. Instructions on how to convert the servo are given in the instructions
Full sized plan
Building instructions with photographic building illustrations.
Model length: 619mm
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 in March of 1943 as part of the 1943 Trawler programme. 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 proceeded far afield, 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 to the seas when even destroyers were compelled to seek shelter.
These ships had a displacement of 750 tons and were powered by a steam reciprocating engine producing 1,100 S.H.P giving a top speed of 11 knots. She was armed with a single 4in gun plus Four 20mm A.A guns. Royal Marine survived the war and was sold out of navy service to become the 'Sisapon' in 1946. She was later converted to a deep water trawler with diesel engines for Icelandic fishing.