Thank you both so much for your help, this has greatly helped in my research into some of the history and actually identified the model type.
Roger, many thanks for the book info, I have ordered a copy (£60.00 lighter) in the hope it may provide some technical info I am hoping to gain on 544.
I am hoping this book will be able to confirm some of the info such as armament etc, but out of interest do either of you know, or anyone else for that matter know why it could or would bear 2 numbers.
Looking at my Grandad's service record he served aboard RML.544 between Sept "43 and Nov "44 where she is listed as "Racer RML.544" and then again between Dec "44 and July "45 again as RML.544 but now listed as a Beehive ? Does this make any sense, maybe the book may enlighten me so sorry if this is a silly question. Does this bear any relation to the Q/RML prefix.
Out of interest I do recall him saying she was sent for disposal although for the life of me can't recall why, whether damaged or not. He then went on to serve on the Victory, Golden Hind, the HMS Adamant on her tour with the T - class submarine flotilla to Hong Kong and Australia and finally back on the Victory before being released from service in "47.
I have lots more information on these other ships - especially the Adamant, however 544 was one he treasured and hence the model build. Attached a few pics below for you.
I believe built to scale he spent years on this project, and I have to say I am proud to take her out and at nearly 5 ft long she always generates a lot of interest !!
One other small small question also is a passer by mentioned to me that the flags she is flying are incorrect, not sure whether you can confirm or not, this may just be the correct one were unavailable at the time but I would like to correct if possible.
Many, many thanks again for your help and hopefuly you may be able to enlighten me on these small points and further my education.