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This page gives an overview of the various official Shipbucket challenges and their respective entries (so far as they are on the Shipbucket Wiki)

Shipbucket Scale Challenges

Second World War Destroyer Escort Challenge

Welcome to the Second World War destroyer escort challenge! For those unaware, the United States built several hundred destroyer escorts during the Second World War. These valiant vessels escorted merchant convoys during the Battle of the Atlantic and saw extensive service elsewhere. USS Samuel B. Roberts, for example, was sunk during the famed confrontation between Taffy 3 and Admiral Kurita's Centre Force. Other navies built equivalent types, such as the frigates of the Royal Navy or the Imperial Japanese Navy's kaibōkan. In this challenge, participants are asked to draw a fictional destroyer escort that could have existed during the Second World War period (1 September 1939 to 2 September 1945). The destroyer escort does not have to participate in the Second World War, or even belong to a real-life nation. It only needs to conform to the given time frame. As a destroyer escort is a smaller ship, this challenge is a perfect opportunity for new members and FD scale artists to explore SB scale. I hope we will see many excellent entries over the coming month.

Design Requirements

  • Your submission must depict a destroyer escort - a ship designed to escort merchant convoys at sea - or an equivalent type (e.g. frigate, kaibōkan, geleitboot).
  • The included drawing should depict the ship on a specific date between 1 September 1939 and 2 September 1945.
  • Maximum design speed of the ship must not exceed 28 knots (52 km/h, 32 mph).
  • The ship should possess anti-submarine warfare equipment.


First World War Battlecruiser Challenge

Second World War Aircraft Carrier Challenge

Post-Cold War Large Surface Combatant Challenge

"Harrier Carrier" challenge

The Last Pre-dreadnought battleship Challenge

London treaty Gunboat Challenge

Real life challenge

The results from the Real Life challenge can be found on the Shipbucket main site.

Nuclear attack sub challenge

Postwar Gun Cruiser Challenge

Ocean liner challenge

Typhon Challenge

Early Cold War Destroyer challenge

Nato ASW challenge

FD Scale Challenges

'Endgame' Heavy Tank Challenge

Interwar Fighter Challenge

Cold War Attack Aircraft Challenge

First Generation Jet Fighter -Challenge

Main battle tank challenge

Cold War Strategic Bomber Challenge

Gunbucket Scale Challenges

Big Iron Challenge

First Assault Rifle Challenge