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Zhao Zilong17 Jan 2019 7:51 p.m. PST

Does anyone have any information about these boats? All I can really find is the Wikipedia articles:



A friend just got some of the Cruel Seas Soviets and it got me thinking about potential enemies. And of course rather than doing Germans I was immediately drawn to looking around for something more obscure.

Fitzovich18 Jan 2019 3:18 a.m. PST

First I have heard of them, but the story sounds fascinating. I hope that there is more information to be had. I too enjoy looking for the odd and obscure bits of history.

Walking Sailor18 Jan 2019 10:13 a.m. PST

The Romanian Royal Army (Armed Forces) link
The Romanian Maritime Warships link
The Romanian Fluvial Warships link

Tony S18 Jan 2019 5:08 p.m. PST

At one point the Germans had four reserve s-boats in the Black Sea, but no crews for them. The idea was put forth that perhaps the Romanian Navy could crew them. However the Germans decided against that plan, as they felt the Romanian Navy did not have the training nor experience to be effective. Croats were also considered, but also ultimately not used for the same reasons.

daveshoe18 Jan 2019 6:33 p.m. PST

The book Allied Coastal Forces of World War II, Vol 2 has a little on the Vosper boats. They were some early Vosper designs that were slightly different than the later ones used by the Royal Navy. The carried two torpedo tubes and two turret mounts for quad-7.7 machine guns.

You can see a better profile photo on this web page: link

I couldn't find much on the Dutch built boats, but there is some information on this web page: link

I don't think I've ever seen miniatures of either type. But you could probably modify Warlord's Vosper I to work for the first class and maybe the Higgins PT boat as the second.

ptdockyard19 Jan 2019 7:27 a.m. PST

The Dockyard has offered both in 1/600 since 1999.


Neither class was a wild success. The Dutch built boats never received proper V-drives for their engines so they could not make more than 24kts operationally. For the most part they were used as escorts.

All of these boats sported the "barber pole" red and white deck markings like the Italian MAS boats.



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