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Encyclopedia > List of corvette and sloop classes of the Royal Navy
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This is a list of corvette and sloop classes of the Royal Navy. The term 'corvette' was not introduced into the Royal Navy until the 1830s, and at that time its use replaced both the larger sloops and also what had previously been categorised officially as 'post ships', i.e. ships of 20, 22 or 24 guns (vessels of 28 guns and above were classed as 'frigates') which were so-called because they were the lowest grade of warship which could be commanded by a 'post captain'; as such, they formed the lower portion of the Sixth Rate. The following is a list of aircraft carriers of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom. ... Active Ships Ocean class LPH HMS Ocean Albion class LPD HMS Albion HMS Bulwark Decommissioned Fearless class LPD HMS Fearless HMS Intrepid Centaur class LPH HMS Albion HMS Bulwark HMS Hermes Landing ships tank HMS Boxer HMS Bruiser HMS Thruster LST 3001 LST 3002 LST 3003/HMS Anzio LST 3004... This is a list of battlecruisers of the Royal Navy: Invincible class Invincible (1908) Indomitable (1907) Inflexible (1908) Indefatigable class Indefatigable (1909) New Zealand (1911) (also HMAS Australia (1911) of the Royal Australian Navy) Lion class Lion (1910) Princess Royal (1911) Queen Mary (1912) Tiger class Tiger (1913) Leopard (not... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... This is a list of Royal Navy cruisers. ... This is a list of destroyer classes of the Royal Navy. ... This is a list of frigates of the Royal Navy in chronological order. ... Naval mine clearance was originally done by whatever type of vessel could easily be adapted to the task, paddle steamers proving particularly suitable due to their shallow draught. ... This is a list of monitors of the Royal Navy: Humber-class HMS Severn HMS Humber HMS Mersey Abercrombie-class HMS Abercrombie HMS Havelock HMS Raglan HMS Roberts Lord Clive-class HMS Lord Clive HMS General Craufurd HMS Earl of Peterborough HMS Sir Thomas Picton HMS Prince Eugene HMS Prince... This is a list of patrol boats of the Royal Navy. ... This is a list of Royal Yachts of the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of submarine classes of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of support ships of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom. ... Active Ships Antarctic patrol vessel HMS Endurance (II) Ocean survey vessels HMS Scott Coastal survey vessels HMS Roebuck HMS Gleaner Multi-purpose survey vessels HMS Echo HMS Enterprise Decommissioned Ships Antarctic patrol vessel HMS Endurance (I) Ocean survey vessels HMS Hecla HMS Hecate HMS Hydra HMS Herald Coastal survey vessels... This is a list of fleet bases of the Royal Navy. ... HMS Raleigh HMS Nelson HMS Collingwood HMS Dryad HMS Excellent ... This is a list of hospitals and hospital ships of the Royal Navy. ... This is a list of air stations of the Royal Navy. ... This is a list of Royal Navy aircraft wings. ... // Current Fleet British Fleet Past Fleets British Atlantic Fleet British Channel Fleet British East Indies Fleet British Eastern Fleet British Far East Fleet British Grand Fleet British Home Fleet British Mediterranean Fleet British Pacific Fleet British Reserve Fleet British Western Fleet Force H Past Major Commands Nore Command Plymouth Command... Port Squadrons Clyde Flotilla Devonport Flotilla Portsmouth Flotilla Type Squadrons Aircraft Carriers British 1st Aircraft Carrier Squadron British 2nd Aircraft Carrier Squadron British 3rd Aircraft Carrier Squadron British 11th Aircraft Carrier Squadron Battleships and Battlecruisers British 1st Battle Squadron British 2nd Battle Squadron British 3rd Battle Squadron British 4th Battle... This is a list of early warships of the English Navy, the precursor to the Royal Navy of England, Scotland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of warships of the Royal Scots Navy, the navy of the Kingdom of Scotland prior to the Acts of Union 1707. ... French steam corvette Dupleix (1856-1887) Canadian corvettes on antisubmarine convoy escort duty during World War II. A corvette is a small, maneuverable, lightly armed warship, smaller than a frigate but larger than a coastal patrol craft. ... USS Constellation, a United States Navy sloop-of-war. ... A ship class is a group of ships of a similar design. ... This article is about the navy of the United Kingdom. ...


In 1887, both frigates and corvettes were merged into a new category of 'cruiser'. In 1937, Escort Sloops were officially re-rated as Escort Vessels and Patrol Sloops as Patrol Vessels, although the traditional term continued in use. In 1948 surviving sloops and corvettes were redesignated as frigates. Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the bird, see Frigatebird. ...

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Corvette classes

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 — 16 ships, 1813–1814 
  • Conway class — 10 ships, 1814–1817

19th century screw corvettes

  • Highflyer class — 2 ships, 1851–1854
  • Pylades class — 1 ship, 1854
  • Cossack class — 2 ships, 1854
  • Pearl class — 10 ships, 1855–1858
  • Jason class — 6 ships, 1859–1863
  • North Star class — 10 ships, 1860 design - all cancelled
  • Juno class — 2 ships, 1867–1869
  • Eclipse class — 7 ships, 1867–1870
  • Briton class — 3 ships, 1869–1871
  • Volage class — 3 ships, 1869–1874
  • Amethyst class — 5 ships, 1873–1874
  • Bacchante class — 3 ships, 1875–1877
  • Comus class — 9 ships, 1878–1881
  • Satellite class — 7 ships, 1881–1884
  • Calypso class — 2 ships, 1883–1884

Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bacchante class was an iron-screw corvette class in service with the Royal Navy. ...

World War II corvettes

Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Flower class corvettes were a class of 267 corvettes developed by the Royal Navy and Royal Canadian Navy specifically for the protection of shipping convoys during the Battle of the Atlantic (1939-1945) in World War II. They were a stop-gap measure in the war against the German... The Castle-class corvettes were an updated version of the much more numerous Flower-class corvettes of the Royal Navy, and started appearing during late 1943. ...

Sloop classes

Sloops-of-war (1700 to 1850)

(note that early sloops were single-masted, including (initially) the Swift, Jamaica and Hazard groups listed below for 1700-1711; however, all surviving sloops by 1716 had been re-rigged as two-masted, and all new sloops continued to be two-masted until the 1750s, when three-masted - ship-rigged - sloops were introduced)

  • Swift group — 3 vessels, 1704
    • Swift (1704) - sold 1719.
    • Ferret (1704) - captured 1706 by French.
    • Weazle (1704) - sold 1712.
  • Drake — 1 brig-rigged vessel, 1705 - rebuilt 1728
  • Jamaica group — 4 vessels, 1709–1711
    • Jamaica (1709) - wrecked 1715.
    • Trial (1709) - rebuilt 1719.
    • Ferret (1711) - captured by Spanish 1718.
    • Shark (1711) - rebuilt 1722.
  • Hazard group — 2 vessels, 1711
    • Hazard (1711) - wrecked 1714.
    • Happy (1711) - rebuilt 1724-25.
  • Trial — 1 vessel, 1719 (rebuilt from 1709 vessel) - BU 1731.
  • Bonetta group — 2 vessels, 1721
    • Bonetta (1721) - sold 1731.
    • Ferret (1721) - sold 1731.
  • Otter group — 2 vessels, 1721
    • Otter (1721) - wrecked 1742.
    • Swift (1721) - sold 1741.
  • Cruizer group — 4 vessels, 1721
    • Cruizer (1721) - BU 1732.
    • Weazle (1721) - sold 1732.
    • Hawk (1721) - foundered 1739.
    • Spy (1721) - sold 1731.
  • Shark group — 2 vessels, 1723–1725
    • Shark (1723) - sold 1732.
    • Happy (1725) - sold 1735.
  • Spence — 1 vessel, 1723 - BU 1730.
  • Drake class — 2 vessels, 1729
    • Drake (1729) - BU 1740.
    • Spence (1729) - sold 1749.
  • Grampus — 1 vessel, 1731 - foundered 1742.
  • Wolf — 1 vessel, 1731 - wrecked 1741.
  • Bonetta class — 8 vessels, 1732
    • Shark (1732) - sold 1755.
    • Bonetta (1732) - wrecked 1744.
    • Fly (1732) - BU 1751.
    • Spy (1732) - sold 1745.
    • Saltash (1732) - sold 1741.
    • Cruizer (1732) - sold 1745.
    • Hound (1732) - BU 1745.
    • Trial (1732) - scuttled 1741.
  • Drake class — 3 vessels, 1741
    • Drake (1741) - wrecked 1742.
    • Hawk (1741) - BU 1747.
    • Swift (1741) - lost 1756.
  • Wolf class — 3 vessels, 1742–1743
    • Wolf (1742) - wrecked 1748.
    • Otter (1742) - sold 1763.
    • Drake (1743) - captured by the French 1744.
  • Baltimore class — 3 vessels, 1742–1743
    • Baltimore (1742) - sold 1762.
    • Saltash (1742) - capsized 1746.
    • Drake (1743) - sold 1748.
  • Merlin class — 21 vessels, 1744–1747
    • Swallow (1744) - wrecked 1744.
    • Merlin (1744) - sold 1748.
    • Speedwell (1744) - sold 1750.
    • Falcon (1744) - captured by French 1745, retaken 1746 and renamed Fortune, sold 1770.
    • Hazard (1744) - sold 1749.
    • Lizard (1744) - wrecked 1748.
    • Hinchingbrooke (1745) - captured by French 1746.
    • Tavistock (1745) - renamed Albany 1747, sold 1763.
    • Hound (1745) - sold 1773.
    • Hornet (1745) - sold 1770.
    • Raven (1745) - sold 1763.
    • Swan (1745) - sold 1763.
    • Badger (1745) - wrecked 1762.
    • Falcon (1745) - wrecked 1759.
    • Scorpion (1746) - wrecked 1762.
    • Swallow (1745) - sold 1769.
    • Kingfisher (1745) - sold 1763.
    • Dispatch (1745) - sold 1773.
    • Viper (1746) - renamed Lightning as fireship 1755, sold 1762.
    • Grampus (1746) - converted to fireship 1762, renamed Strombolo 1771, sold 1780.
    • Saltash (1745) - sold 1773.
  • Hind class — 4 vessels, 1744
    • Hind (1744) - foundered 1747.
    • Vulture (1744) - sold 1761.
    • Jamaica (1744) - wrecked 1770.
    • Trial (1744) - BU 1776.
  • Swan class — 25 ships, 1766–1778
  • Zebra class — 3 ships, 1779–1781
  • Inspector class — 1 ship, 1782
  • Echo class — 6 ships, 1782–1785
  • Hound class — 5 ships, 1789–1791
  • Hawk class — 2 ships, 1793

19th century screw sloops

  • Fantome class — 6 ships, 1873–1874
  • Osprey class — 14 ships, 1876–1880
  • Dolphin class — 2 ships, 1882–1883
  • Mariner class — 6 ships, 1884–1888
  • Nymphe class — 4 ships, 1885–1888
  • Beagle class — 2 ships, 1889
  • Albert class — 2 ships, 1894
  • Phoenix class — 2 ships, 1895
  • Condor class — 6 ships, 1898–1900
  • Cadmus class — 6 ships, 1901–1903

Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Osprey class was a Royal Navy class of screw sloops. ...

World War I sloops

  • Flower classes of "convoy sloops"
    • Acacia class — 24 ships, 1915
    • Azalea class — 12 ships, 1915
    • Arabis class — 36 ships, 1915–1916
    • Aubretia class — 12 ships, 1916–1917
    • Anchusa class — 28 ships, 1917–1918
  • P class — 45 ships, 1915–1917
  • Kil class — 81 ships, 1917–1919
  • PC class "Q-ships" — 19 ships, 1917–1918
  • 24 class — 22 ships, 1918–1919

“The Great War ” redirects here. ... The Acacia class was a class of sloops that were built under the Emergency War Programme for the Royal Navy in World War I as part of the larger Flower Class, which were also referred to as the Cabbage Class, or Herbaceous Borders. They were single-screw Fleet Sweeping Vessels... The Azalea class sloops were built under the Emergency War Programme for the Royal Navy in World War I as part of the larger Flower Class, which were also referred to as the Cabbage Class, or Herbaceous Borders. They were single-screw Fleet Sweeping Vessels (Sloops) with triple hulls at... The Arabis class sloops were built under the Emergency War Programme for the Royal Navy in World War I as part of the larger Flower Class, which were also referred to as the Cabbage Class, or Herbaceous Borders. They were single-screw Fleet Sweeping Vessels (Sloops) with triple hulls at... The Aubretia class sloops were a class of sloop built under the Emergency War Programme for the Royal Navy in World War I as part of the larger Flower class. They were also referred to as the cabbage class, or herbaceous borders. The Flowers were the first ships designed as... HMS President in the Thames The Anchusa class of corvettes or convoy sloops of the Royal Navy were completed in 1917 and 1918. ... A hidden gun on a Q-ship in World War I. The Q-ship or Q-boat was a weapon used against German U-boats during World War I primarily by Britain and during World War II primarily by the United States. ...

Inter-war sloops

  • Bridgewater class — 2 ships, 1928
  • Hastings class — 4 ships (+1 Royal Indian Navy), 1930
  • Shoreham class — 8 ships, 1930–1932
  • Grimsby class — 8 ships (+4 Royal Australian Navy, 1 Royal Indian Navy), 1933–1940
  • Kingfisher class — 9 ships, 1934–1939
  • Bittern class — 3 ships (+4 Royal Indian Navy), 1934–1943
  • Egret class — 3 ships, 1938

An Interbellum is a period between wars. ... Bharatiya Nau Sena:-The Indian Navy is one of the worlds largest navies. ... The Shoreham class sloops were a class of eight small British warships built in the early 1930s. ... With the realisation that war was approaching, 13 Grimsby class sloops were laid down in the mid to late 1930s. ... The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is the naval branch of the Australian Defence Force. ... The Kingfisher class was a class of patrol sloop of the British Royal Navy built during the 1930s that saw service during World War II. // The Kingfisher class was an attempt to build a small patrol vessel under 600 tons, such vessels being outwith the clauses of the London Naval...

World War II sloops

Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Black Swan class and Modified Black Swan class were two classes of sloop of the Royal Navy and Royal Indian Navy. ... The Black Swan class and Modified Black Swan class were two classes of sloop of the Royal Navy and Royal Indian Navy. ... USN redirects here. ... For other uses see cutter (disambiguation) An American-looking gaff cutter with a genoa jib set This French yawl has a gaff topsail set. ...

Reference Sources

  • Rif Winfield, The Sail and Steam Navy List, 1815-1889 (Chatham Publishing, 2004)
  • Rif Winfield, British Warships in the Age of Sail, 1793-1817 (Chatham Publishing, 2005)
  • Rif Winfield, British Warships in the Age of Sail, 1714-1792 (Seaforth Publishing, 2007).

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