H.M.S. Skirmisher

H.M.S. Skirmisher

Ref: DM8

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 many ships boats, funnels, vents and funnel bases, 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: 1143mm

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


The Scout class of cruiser, built by Vickers, had a ram bow, three funnels, and a turtle back focastle. The four, triple expansion engines developed some 17,500 h.p, giving a speed of 25 knots. The ships of this class were small fast cruisers and were referred to as scouts. They arose from the need for a fast ship to perform a scouting role in the North Sea, keeping 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 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.