Model Boat Mayhem

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length.
Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Dean s marine Fletcher  (Read 411 times)

Stan

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,107
  • Location: West Yorks
Dean s marine Fletcher
« on: May 31, 2021, 08:32:11 pm »

Yes you may have seen some shots of this on the water over the years. While adding further ballast today I was shocked  to see the date the model was finished August 1998 coming up for 23 years. I have take some close up shots hope you enjoy.


Stan.
Logged

Dreadnought

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 142
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Surrey
Re: Dean s marine Fletcher
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2021, 08:43:28 am »

Very nice!  :-)) :-))
Its probably been in service for longer than the real one lol  {-) {-)
Logged

tonyH

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 1,790
  • Model Boat Mayhem Forum is the Best!
  • Location: Suffolk, England
Re: Dean s marine Fletcher
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2021, 09:44:55 am »

Not quite,Launched September 1943 and Sold December 1973 for scrap OR for $171,111.91.http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/594.htm
Logged

ballastanksian

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6,043
  • Model Boat Mayhem inspires me!
  • Location: Crewkerne
Re: Dean s marine Fletcher
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2021, 03:41:55 pm »

Cripes! No wonder the class suffered from capsizing with all that tophamper! She's a lovely boat Stan with oodles of detail.



Logged
Pond weed is your enemy

Akira

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 408
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Hope, Maine USA
Re: Dean s marine Fletcher
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2021, 01:16:17 pm »

Actually, the class was quite stable. The Spence is the only one to have capsized and that occurred during a Typhoon. The Captain delayed taking on ballast water due to his low fuel state, and when he did, it was too late. Beautiful job on a square bridge!
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up