Trumpeter TR05332 - HMS Zulu Destroyer 1941. RAN Decals 1:350 Scale
HMS Zulu Destroyer 1941. RAN Decals. 1:350 Scale
TR-05331 - Trumpeter
HMS Zulu was a Tribal-class British destroyer, built in Glasgow by A. Stephens & Sons with her keel laid down on Aug 10th 1936 and launched on Sept 23rd 1937. She was launched with boilers and funnels in place, and this gave her the reputation of a lucky ship.
Just after she was completed, the HMS Zulu moved in to the Mediterranean Sea and was based in Malta. When she returned home, during 1941, she had a part in the hunt for the German battleship Bismarck. In June 1941 HMS Zulu sailed for Falmouth, England to begin her refit. Her after funnel was cut down and her main mast was fitted with a high frequency direction finding (Huff-Duff or HF/DF) outfit. Two, single 2 pounder guns were mounted on the bridge wings. Radar was installed and the depth charge throwers were re-located.
The refit was completed by July and she was moved back to the Mediterranean, where she performed strike attacks against Italian convoys, and later took part in the attack against the Italian base in Tobruk (Libya).
Here HMS Zulu's luck turned. On September 14, 1942, she suffered some damages from the Italian coastal batteries on Tobruk coast. And just a few hours later, she was bombed by an Italian aircraft, the bomb exploded in the boiler room, and HMS Zulu couldn't move any more.
HMS Croome took off the most part of HMS Zulu's crew, and HMS Hursley took her in tow. But the British destroyer was sinking: just a hundred miles from Alexandria, again she was bombed by an enemy aircraft. HMS Zulu suddenly rolled to starboard and sank. 12 men of the crew died, and 27 more were missing.
Model Kit Features:
- Overall model length 328.3mm with a Beam of 15.9mm
- Total of over 250 parts on 7 sprues as well as separate hull parts
- The hull made from two directional slide moulds
- Photo Etch parts included.
- Also includes display stand.
Paint and glue are required to complete this kit but are NOT included.
Flat Fee Postage of $8.00 for this one item to anywhere in Australia using Australia Post. Spend $75 for FREE postage.