The Royal Navy as part of its re-armament between WW1 and 2, built a number of destroyer flotillas (8 ships per flotilla), the A-I classes to very similar designs. They then had the famous large Tribal class destroyers, which had a heavy gun armament, built for them. The next step was a new design somewhere between the two, armed with 3 twin 4.7 inch guns and 10 torpedo tubes. These were built in 3 different flotillas - the J, K and N's. HMS Jervis was part of the first batch and the more famous HMS Kelly was part of the second batch. These destroyers proved succesful in service and they formed the basis for the future 'emergency war destroyers'. They were deployed to all theatres and were in the thick of the action wherever they went.
HMS Jervis served in home waters early in WW2, intercepting several enemy blockade runners. She transferred to the Mediterranean in 1940, where she saw a lot of action. As well as many convoy actions, bombardments, escort duty etc, she took part in the Battle of Cape Matapan. She also took part in actions including Sfax, Sirte, Tobruk and Crete. Later actions included the second battle of Sirte, Messina and supporting the landings in Sicily, Calabria, Anzio and Salerno. She also supported the Yugoslav partisans in the Adriatic before returning to home waters in support od the D-day landings. She was then refitted and underwent further service in the Mediterranean before paying of in 1947 and disposed of in explosove trials in 1948.
This is an all new tool kit from Aoshima in 1/700. The kit looks to be of good quality with a decent level of detailing. The kit is waterline only and in this Ltd Ed boxing, it comes with a photo etch metal fret with pre cut ladders and railings.