Restigouche Class Destroyer Models

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The Restigouche-class destroyer was a class of seven destroyer escorts that served the Royal Canadian Navy and later the Canadian Forces from the late-1950s to the late-1990s. All seven vessels in the class were named after rivers in Canada.

The Royal Canadian Navy began planning the St. Laurent-class destroyer in the late 1940s and originally intended to procure fourteen vessels. Delays in design and construction saw the number of vessels for the St. Laurent class halved to seven. The seven remaining vessels were redesigned as the Restigouche class, taking into account design improvements found during construction of the St. Laurents. The seven ships of the class were commissioned between 1958 and 1959.

IREDELEXPersian Gulf
 Pennant numberBuilderLaid downLaunchedCommissionedRefits completedPaid offFate
RestigoucheDDE 257Canadian Vickers Ltd., Montreal15 July 195322 November 19547 June 1958197229 November 1985late 1990 or early 199131 August 1994Sunk off Mexico in 2001.
ChaudièreDDE 235Halifax Shipyards Ltd., Halifax30 July 195313 November 195714 November 1959NeverNeverNever23 May 1974Donated part of her bow to Kootenay in 1989. Sunk as an artificial reef off British Columbia in 1992.
GatineauDDE 236Davie Shipbuilding Ltd., Lauzon30 April 19533 June 195717 February 195914 April 197112 November 1982Never1 July 1998Scrapped at Pictou, Nova Scotia
St. CroixDDE 256Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel15 October 195417 November 19564 October 195821 October 1964NeverNever15 November 1974Sold for scrap in 1991.
KootenayDDE 258Burrard Dry Dock Ltd., North Vancouver21 August 195215 June 19547 March 19597 January 197221 October 1983Never18 December 1996Sunk as an artificial reef off Mexico in 2001.
Terra NovaDDE 259Victoria Machinery Depot Ltd., Victoria14 November 195221 June 19556 June 195919689 November 1984August–September 19901 July 1998Scrapped at Pictou, Nova Scotia.
ColumbiaDDE 260Burrard Dry Dock Ltd., North Vancouver11 June 19531 November 19567 November 1959NeverNeverNever18 February 1974Sunk as an a

Any service era or vessel configuration - We can build a model of them all - your pick.

We offer our Restigouche class Destroyer Models in several popular size/scale offerings for easy ordering and selection.  However, if you would like your model made in a size other than those sizes listed, please contact us with your request. Custom orders are our specialty!

Our Destroyer models are made-to-order, meaning that we do not stock any pre-made models.  Only when a customer tells us the size and/or scale desired do we build the model. Each model is exquisitely crafted by our master model builders and comes fully assembled with a solid hull - hand carved from kiln-dried mahogany.  Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resin and metals. Every model includes  pedestals, a polished mahogany base board, and a name plate.  Options include keel block mounting, waterline models, ships seals and ribbons, and weathering paint schemes.

The model build time is generally 16-20 weeks from receipt of the order and deposit. The normal procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping.  Note that prior to shipping, we take a series of photos of the model and send them to you for final review and approval – so you know exactly what your model will look like and allow for any necessary modifications. Once you have approved your model, we’ll collect the final balance and she will be shipped in a robust shipping crate and insured for your protection.

We offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: In the unlikely event you are not completely satisfied with your model and wish to return it, notify us within 7 days of the model delivery and we will issue a refund or exchange.

FREE SHIPPING in the USA - Note that our model prices include shipping and insurance within the USA.

Shipping costs outside the USA will depend on the model size ordered and shipping destination. You will be responsible for any applicable taxes or duties, based on the commercial invoice value for the model.

Add a museum-like touch to your model display - Consider our protective display case option. Keep fingers and dust away - forever!  Please visit our Display Case page to see our selection.

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