Black Swan class
6 4" AA guns (3x2). 4 2pdr AA (1x4). 4 0.5" AA (1x4)
|Max speed||19.25 knots|
|Engines||Geared turbines, 2 shafts|
|Notes on class|
This grouping includes all sloops capable of outrunning surfaced type VII and IX U-boats. Although production was limited by competing priorities for available turbine machinery, this design was favoured by experienced anti-submarine officers. The large number of U-boat kills credited to this class reflect the leadership of F J "Johnny" Walker who commanded the 36th Escort Group from Stork and later the 2nd Escort Group from Starling.
Royal Navy ships of the Black Swan class
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|HMS Black Swan (L 57 / U 57)|
|HMS Erne (U 03)|
|HMS Flamingo (L 18 / U 18)|
|HMS Ibis (U 99)||Lost on 10 Nov 1942|
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