Allied Warships

Patrol vessels

Kingfisher class

9 ships


The patrol vessel HMS Kittiwake of the Royal Navy.

Technical information

TypePatrol vessel
Displacement510 BRT 
Length234 feet 
Complement60 men 
Armament1 4"/45 gun.
2 40 mm AA (2x1).
2 20 mm AA (2x1).  
Max speed20 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 2 shafts 
Power3600 SHP 
Notes on classThis class consisted out of three groups;

First group;
HMS Kingfisher, HMS Mallard and HMS Puffin
Displacement was 510 tons.

Second group;
HMS Kittiwake, HMS Sheldrake and HMS Widgeon
Displacement was 530 tons.

Third group;
HMS Guillemot, HMS Pintail and HMS Shearwater
Displacement was 580 tons. 


All ships of the Kingfisher class


First group


Royal Navy Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Kingfisher (L 70 / K 70)
HMS Mallard (L 42 / K 42)
HMS Puffin (L 52 / K 52)

Second group


Royal Navy Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Kittiwake (L 30 / K 30)
HMS Sheldrake (L 06 / K 06)
HMS Widgeon (L 62 / K 62)

Third group


Royal Navy Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Guillemot (L 89 / K 89)
HMS Pintail (L 21 / K 21) Lost on 10 Jun 1941
HMS Shearwater (L 39 / K 39)


9 Patrol vessels of the Kingfisher class. 1 of them was lost.

See all Patrol vessel classes.


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