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 (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 (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 (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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