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Kingston Mouldings
Kingston Mouldings

Hull Length:990mm (39") Beam:190mm (7.5") Scale:1/60th
Seven of these lightly armed patrol vessels were built for the Royal Navy for fisheries and oilfield protection duties in the waters around the British Isles, and also to patrol the 200 mile fisheries limit. The hull is essentially a modified trawler design, and this has made these vessels exceptionally seaworthy. Our scale drawing was produced with the help of the MOD (Navy), and model displacement is around 16lbs (7.3kg). Each one of this class is named after one of the UK offshore islands, and two predecessors of the Island class, the Scottish Department of Fisheries vessels Jura and Westra shared the same basin hull design, and were essentially very similar. The first photo courtesy of the MOD, shows HMS Jersey on patrol duties in the North Sea with an oilrig in the background. The second photo shows the hull, which has been adapted by several customers as the basis for several alternative designs, most often fishing vessels, but one used the hull to produce a most attractive working lightship.