Allied Warships

River gunboats

Royal Navy


The Insect class river gunboat HMS Gnat (T 60) of the Royal Navy.

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

ClassCommissioned
 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


 DateVesselClass

1940

Royal Navy1 Jun 1940HMS Mosquito (T 94)Dragonfly 

1941

Royal Navy12 May 1941HMS Ladybird (T 58)Insect 
Royal Navy8 Dec 1941HMS Peterel (T 21)Peterel 
US Navy8 Dec 1941USS Wake (PR-3)Wake 
Royal Navy19 Dec 1941HMS Tern (T 64)Tern 
Royal Navy21 Dec 1941HMS Cicala (T 71)Insect 
Royal Navy25 Dec 1941HMS Robin (T 65)Robin 

1942

Royal Navy14 Feb 1942HMS Dragonfly (T 11)Dragonfly 
Royal Navy14 Feb 1942HMS Grasshopper (T 85)Dragonfly 
Royal Navy14 Feb 1942HMS Scorpion (i) (T 67)Scorpion 
US Navy2 May 1942USS Mindanao (PR-8)Luzon 
US Navy6 May 1942USS Luzon (PR-7)Luzon 
US Navy6 May 1942USS Oahu (PR-6)Panay 

13 River gunboats lost. See all Allied Warship losses.

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