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This kit is by Barry G.
HMS Starling (U66) was a “Black Swan class sloop” of the Royal Navy. She was built by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company at Govan, Scotland, launched on 14 October 1942, and commissioned on 1 April 1943. In the Battle of the Atlantic in World War II, Starling was the flagship of Captain Frederic John Walker, 2nd Support Group, a flotilla of six sloops not tied down to convoy protection, but free to hunt down U-boat wherever found. The other ships of the group were HMS Cygnet (U38), HMS Kite (U87), HMS Wild Goose (U45), HMS Woodpecker (U08), and HMS Wren (U28). Starling was scrapped in 1965.