She was the seventh Royal Navy ship to bear the name. She was scrapped in 1956. Twelve Black Swans were launched between 1939 and 1943, including four for the Royal Indian Navy; twenty-five Modified Black Swans were launched between 1942 and 1945, including two for the Royal Indian Navy; several other ships were cancelled (see below). Constructive total loss following torpedoing on 18 November 1943 by, Constructive total loss following torpedoing by, Portsmouth Dockyard, later moved to Chatham Dockyard. The 2nd Escort Group was a British anti-submarine formation of the Royal Navy which saw action during the Second World War, principally in the Battle of the Atlantic. Fourteen sloops for the RN were in the 1940 Supplementary War Programme. There were incremental improvements as the building developed, and the Woodcock and Wren when completed were practically indistinguishable from the Modified Black Swan class. Two further ships planned under the 1944 Programme would have been named Woodpecker (ii) and Wild Swan, but these were never ordered and the intention to build was dropped when the 1945 Programme was compiled. Another fourteen ships were authorised in the 1941 Programme, but the last three ships (the names Star, Steady and Trial had been approved) were not ordered under this programme. The contract with John Brown was transferred to Devonport Dockyard on 3 March 1942, and then to Denny on 8 December 1942. However the order for two sloops were ordered at Portsmouth was moved to Chatham Dockyard on 21 June 1943, and they were laid down there, but were cancelled on 15 October 1945. 1/700 Royal Navy Black Swan Class Sloop (From The Wem Kit Of Hms Starling) by White Ensign Models . She was active during the Second World War and was a successful anti-submarine warfare vessel, being credited with the destruction of five U-boats. Sunk by Italian torpedo bombers off Algiers on 10 November 1942. These had been intended to be further modified and enlarged, with a beam of 38 feet 6 inches (11.73 m). BLACK SWAN-Class Sloop ordered from Yarrow's of Scotstoun, Glasgow on 1st January 1938 under the 1937 Build Programme. They were designed to have a longer range than a destroyer at the expense of a lower top speed, while remaining capable of outrunning surfaced Type VII and Type IX U-boats. The future ‘Black Swan’ class sloop-of-war is a manned ship that will act as the core for a group of manned and unmanned platforms which, as an integrated system, will provide the units of power required by those surface assets tasked with the protection of Sea Lines of … This volume is devoted to the sloops of the Black Swan class and its improved derivatives, widely regarded as the ‘Rolls-Royce’ of Second World War convoy escorts. In World War II, Black Swan-class sloops sank 29 U-boats. The Black Swan class and Modified Black Swan class were two classes of sloop of the Royal Navy and Royal Indian Navy. Sunk by Italian torpedo bombers off Algiers on 10 November 1942. The name of the concept is drawn from the ‘Black Swan’ and modified ‘Black Swan’ class sloop-of-war, which were built during World War II to protect shipping and gain sea control. This immediately tells us that we're talking about sea control, about a cheap platform, and that we expect to take losses. The first two were ordered from Denny, Dunbarton, on 9 January 1941, ten more were ordered on 27 March 1941 (two each from Cammell Laird, Scotts, Thornycroft, Yarrow and John Brown), and a final pair from Fairfield, Govan, on 18 July 1941. The V and W class was an amalgam of six similar classes of destroyer built for the Royal Navy under the 9th, 10th, 13th and 14th of fourteen War Programmes during the First World War and generally treated as one class. Media in category "Black Swan class sloop" The following 30 files are in this category, out of 30 total. Have one to sell? Code: WEMPE765. This volume is devoted to the sloops of the Black Swan class and its improved derivatives, widely regarded as the 'Rolls-Royce' of World War II convoy escorts. Opens image gallery. She was one of several ships of that class that took part in the famous "six in one trip" in 1944. HMS Crane was a modified Black Swan-class sloop of the Royal Navy. Two ships for the Indian Navy were included in the 1941 Programme, the order being placed with Yarrow on 10 September 1941. |state=expanded: {{Black Swan class sloop|state=expanded}} to show the template expanded, i.e., fully visible |state=autocollapse : {{Black Swan class sloop|state=autocollapse}} shows the template collapsed to the title bar if there is a {{ navbar }} , a {{ sidebar }} , or some other table on … A combination of.50cal machine guns, 20mm AA guns, 20mm AA,. 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