Zvezda WWII Destroyer Z-17 "Diether Von Roeder"Military Kits : Military Ships : War Ships
- For Ages: 14+
- Assembly: Requires Glue
- Availability: In Stock
- Price: $34.69
Item DescriptionZ17 Diether von Roeder was a Type 1936-class destroyer built for the Kriegsmarine in the late 1930's. Diether von Roeder first saw action patrolling the Skagerrak alongside other German destroyers and inspecting merchant ships there on 28–30 September 1939. On 17–18 October 1939, Diether Von Roeder was among the destroyers conducting offensive mining operations off the Humber Estuary. These mines resulted in the sinking of seven ships totaling 25,825 tons. During Operation Weserübung, the German invasion of Norway, Diether von Roeder was assigned to Group 1, attacking Narvik. During the First Naval Battle of Narvik, Diether von Roeder was the German picket ship stationed to warn of any British attempt to enter Narvik harbor.
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