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Ship Worm

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MTB 628 'Deadbeat' fairmile 'D'
« on: October 22, 2016, 12:06:16 PM »

Recently finished a Deans kit and made her as MTB 628. The original was ordered in 1941 and commissioned in 1942, pennant number 628. originally built as an MGB but reclassified as a MTB. She was without the scalloping for 4 torpedo tubes as in later models, however apparently was given 2 21" torpedoes and higher tube beds to clear the side when fired. She was built by J.W. & A Upham (who also built Mayflower II in 1955) they also built another 9 earlier class 'B' boats, and later another 3 'D' boats, pennant numbers 658, 701, and 755 I believe.
If anyone has any more info on her I would be very grateful. Below is picture of 'real' one sometime around 1944, likely at HMS Dolphin, Gosport. Only the 55th Flotilla used the 'sharks teeth' and then not always I understand.
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Re: MTB 628 'Deadbeat' fairmile 'D'
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2016, 03:27:47 PM »

A few views of the model. The tool box is 'a bridge too far' but, hey, who cares, its fun.
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Re: MTB 628 'Deadbeat' fairmile 'D'
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2016, 04:13:33 PM »

Very nice  :-))
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Re: MTB 628 'Deadbeat' fairmile 'D'
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2016, 08:27:52 PM »

You need tools to keep her ship shape so that is a sensible addition. Lovely model  :-))
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Re: MTB 628 'Deadbeat' fairmile 'D'
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2016, 11:36:11 AM »

Thanks for the comments, much appreciated.
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