Armed Trawler
In Cruel Seas, the focus may be on the fast MTB's but these boats were also ably supported by many hundreds of other craft, from purpose-built landing ships, sloops and corvettes to converted trawlers thrust into the joys of minesweeping....
£22.50
Cruel Seas large water plumes pack
The wonderful thing about naval warfare is that the ammunition didn’t just disappear if it missed its intended target. Rather it would show up quite well in the form of fountains of spray known as ‘plumes’. They’re great for intimidating...
£8.00
Cruel Seas water plumes pack
The wonderful thing about naval warfare is that the ammunition didn’t just disappear if it missed its intended target. Rather it would show up quite well in the form of fountains of spray known as ‘plumes’. They’re great for intimidating...
£8.00
Cruel Seas: Barrage Balloons
As airpower grew in strength as the war progressed, the world’s navies used any and all devices to keep strike aircraft away from their shipping, whether large or small, naval or merchantmen. The humble barrage balloon, a gas-filled bag secured...
£8.00
Cruel Seas: British Landing Craft Gun (large) Mk III
The landing craft guns (large) (LCG(L)) was armed with two QF 4.7 inch guns manned by Royal Marine crew, Multiple Oerlikon 20 mm AA guns and 2-pounder pom-poms. These ships were not intended to beach; their mission was all about...
£30.00
Cruel Seas: Broken Tanker
Tasked with the ferry of supplies such as food, fuel, steel, clothing to munitions and weaponry. Many nations were heavily reliant on such ships completing the journey and securing their goods. As a result, this made them obvious targets for...
£22.50
Cruel Seas: Convoy Freighter
All nations relied on the successful shipment of goods, whether those goods be munitions or simply food and clothing. Such vessels would band together in convoys for mutual protection, often accompanied by escorts. Most freighters were practically defenceless against attacking...
£22.50
Cruel Seas: Fairmile B Minesweeper
The Fairmile B class Motor Launch weighed in at 85 tonnes and 112 feet long. Crewed by 16 men it could make in the region of 20 knots through its 1200 hp petrol engines. The coastal forces were able to...
£30.00
Cruel Seas: Fairmile B ML 145 Gunboat
The Fairmile B class Motor Launch weighed in at 85 tonnes and 112 feet long. Crewed by 16 men it could make in the region of 20 knots through its 1200 hp petrol engines. The coastal forces were able to...
£30.00
Cruel Seas: Fairmile B RML 529 Rescue Boat
The Fairmile B class Motor Launch weighed in at 85 tonnes and 112 feet long. Crewed by 16 men it could make in the region of 20 knots through its 1200 hp petrol engines. The coastal forces were able to...
£30.00
Cruel Seas: Fairmile D MGB 660
The Fairmile company produced a mass production vessel, which had good seagoing qualities and was used also for mine laying. Their most famous boat was probably the Fairmile D or ‘Dog’ boat, a dual MTB/MGB, possibly the best-armed vessel size for...
£30.00
Cruel Seas: Fairmile D MTB 624
The Fairmile company produced a mass production vessel, which had good seagoing qualities and was used also for mine laying. The Fairmile B followed this, 398 being built in the UK, and 180 more in the Commonwealth, an impressive total....
£30.00
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Cruel Seas: Flower-class Corvette
The Flower-class corvette (also known as the Gladiolus class after the lead ship) was a British class ship used to escort Allied convoys and act as an anti-submarine vessel during the Battle of the Atlantic. The original Flower-class Corvettes were...
£28.00
Cruel Seas: German Kriegsfischkutter
Known as KFKs, these vessels were mostly wooden fishing boats intended for use by the Kriegsmarine as patrol boats and sub chasers. Their design dates back to 1920. A huge building programme was launched in 1942, making them the largest...
£30.00
Cruel Seas: German Siebel Ferry (2)
Dubbed the Kleine fähre (small ferry) the Siebel ferry would prove it's self a highly useful and adaptable vessel. Aircraft designer Fritz Siebel (A commissioned a colonel in the Luftwaffe) had been assigned his own Sonderkommando (special command) for improvising...
£30.00
Cruel Seas: German U-Boat VIIc
The Type VII formed the backbone of Germany’s mighty U-boat fleet throughout the Second World War, sinking vast quantities of Allied shipping but suffering horrific casualties in return. They were the most widely-produced submarines in history. 703 were built, of...
£22.50
Cruel Seas: HMS Campbeltown
Originally a US destroyer, HMS Campbeltown was transferred to the Royal Navy as part of the Destroyers for Bases agreement after the outset of World War Two. She was arguably the most famous of these ships due to her role...
£40.00
Cruel Seas: IJN No 13 Subchaser
The IJN Subchaser was developed to counter the increased threat to Japanese shipping posed by a growing number of submarines in the Soviet Pacific Ocean Fleet. Though three sub classes were produced, they were all referred to as the No.13...
£30.00
Cruel Seas: IJN No. 1-class fast transport T-6
In 1943, the Imperial Japanese Fleet was suffering from the effects of American air superiority. Though some Destroyer vessels had been converted to transports, this was still not meeting the demands of getting sufficient troops and equipment to the front....
£40.00
Cruel Seas: Kriegsfischkutter Flotilla
Known as KFKs, these vessels were mostly wooden fishing boats intended for use by the Kriegsmarine as patrol boats and sub chasers. Their design dates back to 1920. A huge building programme was launched in 1942, making them the largest...
£54.00
Cruel Seas: Linse explosive motorboat
Devised in the last years of the war, the Linse boats were one of the Kriegsmarine's last gasps - designed for special operations against Allied shipping in harbour. These 6ft plywood boats operated in squadrons of three, two suicide boats...
£8.00
Cruel Seas: M5 CRDA 60t (Series 1) boat
The Motosilurante CRDA 60 t (also known as MS boat) was an MTB built for the Italian Regia Marina. Modelled after German E-Boats, they were used in conjunction with the faster, although less seaworthy, MAS boats. 18 off these vessels...
£30.00
Cruel Seas: ML 303 Motor Launch
By far the largest of Royal Navy flotilla vessels were the ML (motor launches), used for a multitude of purposes including harbour defence, anti-submarine work, convoy escorts, minesweeping and air-sea rescue. Crewed by 16 souls, they weighed 85 tonnes and...
£30.00
Cruel Seas: R-23 R-boat
The R-boat, also known as Räumboote in German, was a class of naval vessels originally designed as minesweepers, but their role evolved under fire. Prized for their manoeuvrability and shallow draft, they were perfect for escorting coastal traffic and patrolling...
£30.00
Cruel Seas: Regia Marina Fishing Fleet
The German Navy was not the only one that operated fishing vessels in a military capacity. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and with the notion of a truly 'world' war, a cry for equipment resulted in whatever could be...
£33.00
Cruel Seas: Royal Navy Fishing Fleet
The German Navy was not the only one that operated fishing vessels in military capacity. The Royal Navy for instance saw an opportunity for shipyards to develop naval versions of fishing trawlers that could easily be repurposed and sold to...
£33.00
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Cruel Seas: Royal Navy T-class submarine
The Triton (or “T”) class of submarines played a major role in the Royal Navy’s submarine force during the Second World War. Formidably armed with no fewer than eleven torpedo tubes, a 4-inch deck gun, and an Oerlikon 20mm anti-aircraft...
£22.50
Cruel Seas: Soviet MO-4 patrol boat
MO-4 was the most common of the MO class of small Soviet ships during World War II. Approximately 250 examples were produced. The vessels were incredibly cheap, being unarmoured and with a wooden structure. However, the way the vessels were...
£30.00
Cruel Seas: Soviet Navy Fishing Fleet
The German Navy was not the only one that operated fishing vessels in a military capacity. Desperate times call for deserate measures, and with the notion of a truly 'world' war, a cry for equipment resulted in whatever could be...
£33.00
Fairmile D-class MGB/MTB
The Fairmile company produced a mass production vessel, which had good seagoing qualities and was used also for mine laying. The Fairmile B followed this, 398 being built in the UK, and 180 more in the Commonwealth, an impressive total....
£30.00

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