Allied Warships

River gunboats

Royal Navy

The river gunboat HMS Gnat of the Insect class.

All River gunboat classes (in service with the Royal Navy).

 Insect (10)1915 - 1916
 Peterel (2)1927 - 1928
 Tern (2)1927 - 1928
 Falcon (1)1931 - 1931
 Sandpiper (1)1933 - 1933
 Robin (1)1934 - 1934
 Scorpion (1)1938 - 1938
 Dragonfly (5)1939 - 1940

Please note that we list the classes by navies that initiated/owned the class. Often vessels of certain classes were then built for other nations (or lent), those ships are not visible here but only through the navies pages or by looking into each class.

War losses: River gunboats



1 Jun 1940HMS Mosquito (T 94)Dragonfly 


12 May 1941HMS Ladybird (T 58)Insect 
8 Dec 1941HMS Peterel (T 21)Peterel 
8 Dec 1941USS Wake (PR-3)Wake 
19 Dec 1941HMS Tern (T 64)Tern 
21 Dec 1941HMS Cicala (T 71)Insect 
25 Dec 1941HMS Robin (T 65)Robin 


14 Feb 1942HMS Dragonfly (T 11)Dragonfly 
14 Feb 1942HMS Grasshopper (T 85)Dragonfly 
14 Feb 1942HMS Scorpion (i) (T 67)Scorpion 
2 May 1942USS Mindanao (PR-8)Luzon 
6 May 1942USS Luzon (PR-7)Luzon 
6 May 1942USS Oahu (PR-6)Panay 

13 River gunboats lost. See all Allied Warship losses.

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