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Egret-class sloop


HMS Auckland in January 1939
Class overview
Operators: Royal Navy
In commission: 1938-1958
Completed: 3
Lost: 2
Scrapped: 1
General characteristics
Type: Sloop-of-war
Displacement: 1,200 tons
Length: 276 ft (84 m)
Propulsion: Geared steam turbines on two shafts
3,600 shp
Speed: 19.25 knots (35.65 km/h; 22.15 mph)
Complement: 188
Armament: 8 x 4-inch AA guns (4x2)
4 x .5-inch AA (1x4)

The Egret class sloops were a three ship class of a long-range escort vessels used in the Second World War by the Royal Navy. They were an enlarged version of the Bittern class sloop with an extra twin 4 inch gun mounting. They were fitted with Denny Brown stabilisers and the Fuze Keeping Clock anti-aircraft fire control system.

Ships

Ship Builder Launched Fate
HMS Auckland (ex-Heron) William Denny and Brothers 30 June 1938 Sunk 24 June 1941 by dive bombers near Tobruk
HMS Pelican John I. Thornycroft & Company 12 September 1938 Broken up 1958
HMS Egret J. Samuel White 31 May 1938 sunk by guided bomb in Bay of Biscay 27 August 1943

Three ships were built; HMS Auckland, HMS Pelican and HMS Egret. Egret was lost to a guided missile. While patrolling in the Bay of Biscay, she was attacked by 18 Do 217 aircraft, one of which carried the Henschel Hs 293 guided bomb.[1] Auckland was lost on 24 June 1941, to 48 Junkers 87 aircraft dive-bombing both her and HMAS Parramatta, off the coast of Tobruk. Pelican survived until the end of the war, and was broken up in 1958.

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