The military classes 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 on 20-3-43 as part of the 43 Trawler program.
These ships had a displacement of 750 tons and were powered by one shaft steam reciprocating engine of 1.100 i,h,p giving a top speed of 11 knots.
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 preceded far a field, 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 the seas when even destroyers were compelled to seek shelter.
She was armed with a single 4” gun plus 4 x 20mm A.A guns. With a complement of 40.
Royal Marine survived the war and was sold out of navy service to become the SISAPON in 1946.
She was converted to a deep water trawler with diesel engines for Icelandic fishing.
Details of the kit
Scale 1/96 Length 619mm Beam 102mm Sailing weight 1.06kg
Glass fibre detailed hull and foredeck with plating and port detail
Computer generated LASER CUT 1.5mm H I Ps plastic forms the decks and 1mm LASER cut superstructure parts. plus a laser planked fore deck A complete set of fittings are included in the kit with all detail parts such as winches, deck fittings, etc, cast in light alloy and resin to add the museum quality of details, Propshaft in stainless steel are cased in brass proptubes, Vacformed parts for motor mount, Funnel, comprehensive instructions, a C/D of the assembly of the original model with over 600 pictures, and a FULL SIZE PLAN In colour, to assist in the assembly of this unusual model with a fascinating history