Royal Navy – Sloops, Corvettes, and Patrol Vessels

Royal Navy Sloops, Corvettes, and Patrol Vessels

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Black Swan Class LOA 299′ TDISP 1,300 tons (37 built over to types, 1 remaining in Egypt)

ex-HMS Whimbrel U-29 (1943) transferred to Egypt as El Malek Farouq in 1949, renamed Tariq 1954, Egyptian Navy is currently investigating a sale back to Britain (Liverpool) for preservation as a museum ship.

HMS Windrush 1943 © IWM (A 14158)

HMS Whimbrel U-29 Alexandria Egypt 2018HMS Zenith and HMS Whimbrel 2014

Grimsby Class LOA 266′ TDISP 1,400 tons (13 built, 1 preserved)

HMS Wellington U-65 (1934 – 1947) and became HQ shipHMS Wellington U65 London 2018.jpg

Anchusa Class LOA 262′ TDISP 1,300 tons (28 retired, 1 preserved)

HMS President ex-HMS Saxifrage “Q-ship” (1918) Anti-submarine vessel disguised to look like a merchant ship. Now HQMS President, stationary ship 1922-2016 Victoria Embankment, Thames, reserve drill ship and gunnery training ship, then sold to civilian interests as a conference center. Was moved for construction of a new tunnel. Currently is in Chatham Dockyard, with plans to return her to the Thames.HMS President London 2015

Offshore Patrol Vessels

River Class Patrol Vessel LOA 260′ (Batch 1) to 296′ (Batch 2) TDISP ca. 2,000 tons (11 active)

HMS Tamar P-233, a batch 2 River class OPV, in her 2021 tribute disruptive “dazzle” scheme. Credit: Forces News, OGL v1.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

River class offshore patrol vessel portsmouth 2019-1River class offshore patrol vessel portsmouth 2019-2

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