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Offline rondean

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Next release from Deans Marine
« on: 11 January 2022, 12:57:05 »
Dear  Modellers
 I thought that you might like more news from the edge of the world near Farcet and to let you know the latest news from DEANS MARINE.Next release in the Fast Launch range
 Next release in the Fast Launch range
  45ft  Admiral barge       Scale 1/15th   Length 901mm   Beam 220mm
 Release price  £355.00 first run kit only
45ft  ADMIRALS BARGE   Nickname "Green Parrot"
GREEN PARROT is a former naval pinnace which was built by Jack Powles in Wroxham in 1953. She is one of a number of boats that were designed to replace the 45ft hard chine motor boats from 1945 onwards. The hard chine boats had a sharp angle between the bilge and topside of the hull, and their sea-keeping qualities were much criticised.
GREEN PARROT was one of three boats ordered from the Jack Powles yard. She was modified and finished as a barge for the Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C) Home Fleet in September 1956 on board HMS MAIDSTONE. Her recorded acceptance date is 1 October 1956, and she was issued to C-in-C Home Fleet later that month. She was later used in this capacity on board HMS TYNE in February 1959. In 1960, approval was given to transfer her to C-in-C Portsmouth (Naval Home Command), and she was subsequently taken on to account as the C-in-C’s barge. It was in this guise that she was named GREEN PARROT. Whilst at Portsmouth she was modified for use by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as her Royal Barge during state visits to Portsmouth.
GREEN PARROT was later taken out of service, and had been due to be scrapped when, in 1996, she was gifted to the Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust by the Admiral Superintendent to be the flagship of the Trust's historic boat collection. Since then she has undergone a programme of maintenance and conservation.
DETAILS OF THE KIT
Glass fibre detailed hull,   Laser cut decks and parts,  Moulded  HIPS plastic fore Cabin and aft cabin,
Laser cut window frames,  Moulded motor mounts,
Laser engraved deck panelling,   Gold cheat lines laser cut,
Full metal fittings set and Cast resine fittings,
Propshafts, propellers,  Rudders.
Full size plan.   Built c/d of pictures    Decals set.
Outstanding performance
figures not included
 can be seen on you tube on her frst test run   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18zPhl5ttJM

Offline rondean

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Re: Next release from Deans Marine
« Reply #1 on: 17 January 2022, 14:10:30 »
Hi
1 found this  film of this boat on her trails in 1956 from Pathe News,
and she is motoring, seems to be a very dark colour scheme then, lots of good close ups as well
Ron
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqqu_3TJH-k