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The Black Swan Class Sloop  was an improved Egret Class ship, but larger and slightly faster. Four ships were built two by Yarrows (HMS Black Swan, HMS Flamingo.)  and two at Furness (HMS Erne, HMS Ibis,)  HMS Ibis was sunk by an Airborne Torpedo on the 10th November 1942.  We have also included eight others which are sometimes listed as Black Swan Class and sometimes as Modified Bittern Class.

The Modified Black Swan Class .These were the last war time escort sloops built, they were slightly longer in the beam by 1 ft. 

L57 Black Swan Yarrow   7th July 1939 Scrapped at Troon 13th September 1956

HMS Black Swan, 1945.

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L.18  Flamingo Yarrow 18th April 1939 Went to West Germany in 1959 at became Graf Spee

HMS Flamingo.

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U.03  Erne Richardson Westgarth, Furness 5th August 1940 Became RNVR Wessex finally hulked October 1965
U.99 Ibis Richardson Westgarth, Furness 28th November  1940 Sunk by Airborne Torpedo 10th November 1942
U.29 HMS Whimbrel Yarrow  25th August 1942 Became in 1949 Egyptian navy El Malek Farouq changing to Tarik in 1954
U.45  HMS Wild Goose Yarrow  14th October 1942 Scrapped at Bo ness 27th February 1956
U. 90  HMS Woodcock Fairfield   26th November 1942 Scrapped at Rosyth 28th November 1955
U.08 HMS Woodpecker Denny  29th June 1942 sunk by U.764 in the north Atlantic 27th February 1944
U.28  HMS Wren Denny   11th August 1942 Scrapped at Rosyth 2nd February 1956
Modified Black Swan Class

Modified Black Swan Class.

Displacement: 1350 - 1490 tons standard, and 1880 - 1950 tons deep load, Speed: 19.75 knots, Compliment: 192  Armament: Four 4 - inch Guns QF

HMS Actaeon Thornycroft 27th July 1945 transferred to Germany
HMS Alacrity Denny  1st September 1944 scrapped 1956
HMS Amethyst Stephen 7th May 1943 Scrapped 1957

HMS Amethyst, at breakers, January 1957.

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HMS Chanticleer Denny 9th November 1942 constructive loss 18th November 1943
HMS Cygnet Cammell Laird 28th July 1942 Scrapped 1965

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HMS Cygnet

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HMS Crane Denny 9th November 1942  Scrapped 1965
HMS Hart Stephen 7th July 1943 Sold to Germany 1959
HMS Hind Denny 30th September 1943 Scrapped 1958

HMS Hind, laid up, June 1950.

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HMS Kite Cammell Laird  13th October 1942 Sunk 21st August 1944
HMS Lapwing Scotts/Stephens 16th July 1943 Sunk 20th March 1945
HMS Lark Scotts  28th August 1943 Constructive loss 17th Feb. 1945
HMS Magpie Thornycroft 24th March 1943 Scrapped 1959

HMS Magpie.

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HMS Mermaid Denny 11th November 1943 Transferred to Germany in 1959.
HMS Modeste Chatham 29th January 1944 Scrapped in 1961.

HMS Modeste, May 1950.

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HMS Nereide Chatham 29th January 1944 Scrapped in 1958.
HMS Opossum Denny 30th November 1944 Scrapped in 1960.
HMS Peacock Thornycroft 11th December 1943 Scrapped in 1958.

HMS Peacock at Villefranche in August 1948. Peacock was a modified Black Swan Class sloop built in 1943. Pennant was U96.  

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U96 HMS Peacock, third from right, at Thornycroft's Woolston Yard, c.1943.

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HMS Pheasant Yarrow 21st December 1942 Scrapped in 1963.

HMS Pheasant, June 1950.

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HMS Redpole Yarrow 25th February 1943 Scrapped in 1960.

HMS Redpole, October 1954.

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HMS Snipe Denny 20th December 1945 Scrapped in 1960.

HMS Snipe, April 1948.

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HMS Snipe.

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HMS Sparrow Denny 18th February 1946 Scrapped in 1958.

HMS Sparrow, November 1947.

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HMS Starling Fairfield 14th October 1942 Scrapped in 1965.

HMS Starling, May 1947.

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HMS Starling, May 1947.

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HMS Starling, October 1949.

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HMS Whimbrel Yarrow 25th August 1942 Transferred to Egypt in 1949.
HMS Wild Goose Yarrow 14th October 1942 Scrapped in 1959.
HMS Woodpecker Fairfield 26th November 1942 Scrapped in 1955.
HMS Woodpecker Denny 29th June 1942 Sunk on 27th February 1944 by U-Boat.
HMS Wren Denny 11th August 1942 Scrapped in 1956.
HMS Cauvery (RIN) Yarrow 15th June 1943 Extant 1980.
HMS Kistna (RIN) Yarrow 22nd April 1943 Extant 1980.
 

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