HMCS Huron (G24) Tribal-class destroyer 1944

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Key Facts

Scale: 1/350th
1 Vessel
Plastic
Made to Order

While we hold as much stock as possible, on occasion this product may need to be cast especially for you by our expert staff. If your order includes this item, it may take a few more days before we ship it.

Requires Assembly

This product is supplied unassembled and unpainted. Glue and paints not included.

Description

Description

Huron served Canada honourably during the latter part of the Second World War. Commissioned 19th July 1943, at Newcastle-on-Tyne, she was assigned like Haida to the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla of the British Home Fleet. As part of Operation Holder, she made a trip in October of 1943 to Murmansk with technical personnel and special naval stores. For the rest of the year, Huron escorted convoys to and from North Russia. In February 1944, after one more trip to Murmansk, she joined the 10th Flotilla for pre-invasion duties spending the next seven months in the Channel.

On April 25/26 1944, Huron was involved in a 'scrap' with German Elbing class destroyers in the English Channel. After the action, she and Ashanti collided and the results damaged Huron's port hull and the main bulkhead between #1 and #2 boiler rooms. Huron managed to return safely to Plymouth and repairs were completed on 7th May, just in time for D-Day operations. Huron arrived in Nova Scotia for a refit on 13th of August 1944. It was completed and her sea trials were over by 20th November. She arrived at Cardiff for new radar and target indication equipment. During February and March 1945, she was assigned to escort duties in the Western Approaches. In April, Huron, Haida and Iroquois escorted their last convoy to Russia. After sharing in the liberation of Scandinavia, all three returned to Halifax in preparation for service in the Pacific. Their refits were suspended in August and HURON was placed in reserve. She was paid off 9th March 1946.

This kit is a 1/350th scale full hull display model. It will require cutting to make it waterline in order to play in Cruel Seas.

Models supplied unassembled and unpainted

1/350th scale Cruel Seas Vessels

While the scale of Cruel Seas is 1/300th, it is primarily a game of smaller coastal craft; these larger vessels actually work well at 1/350th and fit better on the gaming table at that scale. They look just fine alongside the 1/300th scale boats too. So don’t worry about mixing 1/300 and 1/350 vessels on your gaming table – it’s not just okay, we recommend it!

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