Allied Warships


Modified Black Swan class

29 ships

The sloop HMS Lapwing (U 62) of the Royal Navy. She was lost on 20 Mar 1945.

Technical information

Displacement1350 BRT 
Complement192 men 

6 4" AA guns (3x2).
12 20mm AA (6x2). 

Max speed20 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 2 shafts 
Power4300 SHP 
Notes on class

HMS Whimbrel, HMS Wild Goose, HMS Woodcock, HMS Woodpecker and HMS Wren, same as above except;
Displacement; 1300 tons.
Complement; 180 men.
Speed; 19.25 knots.
Power; 3600 SHP.  

All ships of the Modified Black Swan class

Royal Indian Navy Royal Indian Navy (more on Royal Indian Navy)

HMIS Cauvery (U 10)
HMIS Kistna (U 46)

Royal Navy Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Actaeon (U 07)
HMS Alacrity (U 60)
HMS Amethyst (U 16)
HMS Chanticleer (U 05)
HMS Crane (U 23)
HMS Cygnet (U 38)
HMS Hart (U 58)
HMS Hind (U 39)
HMS Kite (U 87) Lost on 21 Aug 1944
HMS Lapwing (U 62) Lost on 20 Mar 1945
HMS Lark (U 11) Lost on 17 Feb 1945
HMS Magpie (U 82)
HMS Mermaid (U 30)
HMS Modeste (U 42)
HMS Nereide (U 64)
HMS Nonsuch (U 54)
HMS Nymphe (U 84)
HMS Opossum (U 33)
HMS Partridge (ii)
HMS Peacock (U 96)
HMS Pheasant (U 49)
HMS Redpole (U 69)
HMS Snipe (U 20)
HMS Sparrow (U 71)
HMS Starling (U 66)
HMS Waterhen (ii) (U 05)
HMS Whimbrel (U 29)
HMS Wild Goose (U 45)
HMS Woodcock (U 90)
HMS Woodpecker (U 08) Lost on 27 Feb 1944
HMS Wren (ii) (U 28)
HMS Wryneck (ii) (U 31)

29 Sloops of the Modified Black Swan class. 4 of them were lost.

Strikeout means that ship was cancelled (not finished) - not counted in class figures.

See all Sloop classes.

Modified Black Swan class ships hit by U-boats (5)

18 Nov 1943HMS ChanticleerTotal lossU-515
21 Aug 1944HMS KiteSunkU-344
20 Mar 1945HMS LapwingSunkU-968
17 Feb 1945HMS LarkTotal lossU-968
20 Feb 1944HMS WoodpeckerSunkU-256

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