- Length: 328.3mm, Beam: 15.8mm, Parts: 250+pcs
- Photo etch parts included
- Flags included
- Stand included
- Name plate included
- Full hull version
- Paint call outs for Mr Hobby, Vallejo, Model Master, Tamiya, Humbrol
- 2012 new tooled kit
HMS Eskimo was a Tribal class British Destroyer, laid down by the High Walker Yard of Vickers Armstrong at Newcastle-on-Tyne on 5th August 1936. She was launched on the 3rd September 1937 & commissioned on 30th December 1938.
Eskimo participated in the Second Battle of Narvik in April 1940, supported the Allied landings in North Africa in November 1942 & served with the 10th Destroyer Flotilla at Plymouth. She attacked & sank the German submarine U-971 while in company with the Canadian destroyer Haida & Liberator aircraft of the Czech air force in the English Channel north of Brest on 24th June 1944.
During the final days of the war, Eskimo operated in the Far East. For most of the Spring of 1945, she was employed in operations south of Ramree Island (Burma) where odd parties of Japanese were holding out. Eskimo along with other Tribal class destroyers later joined up with Force 61 to intercept & destroy what was left of the Japanese surface fleet.
HMS Eskimo was reduced to an accommodation & headquarters ship for minesweepers, wreck-disposal vessels, & salvage craft clearing the Thames & Medway estuaries in 1946. She was used as a target ship in the Gareloch, sold for scrap on 27th June & finally broken up at Troon.