Allied Warships

Gunboats

Erie class

2 ships


The gunboat USS Erie of the US Navy. She was lost on 5 Dec 1942.

Technical information

TypeGunboat
Displacement2000 BRT 
Length328 feet 
Complement243 men 
Armament4 6" guns (4x1)
8 1.1" AA (2x4)
1 aircraft 
Max speed20 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 2 shafts 
Notes on class 


All ships of the Erie class


US Navy (more on US Navy)

USS Charleston (PG-51)
USS Erie (PG-50) Lost on 5 Dec 1942


2 Gunboats of the Erie class. 1 of them was lost.

See all Gunboat classes.


Erie class ships hit by U-boats (1)

12 Nov 1942USS ErieTotal lossU-163

Books dealing with this subject include:

We Fought Them in Gunboats, Hichens, Robert Peverell, 1957



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