Samiksha Jaiswal

HMS Lapwing

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Eight ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Lapwing, after the northern lapwing, a species of bird:

  • HMS Lapwing was a 10-gun cutter launched in 1764 and lost in 1765.
  • HMS Lapwing was a 28-gun sixth rate launched in 1785. She was used on harbour service from 1813 and was broken up in 1828.
  • HMS Lapwing was a 6-gun Cherokee-class packet brig launched in 1825, used as a breakwater from 1845 and sold in 1861.
  • HMS Lapwing was a Vigilant-class wooden screw gunvessel launched in 1856 and sold in 1864.
  • HMS Lapwing was a Plover-class wooden screw gunvessel launched in 1867 and sold in 1885.
  • HMS Lapwing was a Redbreast-class composite screw gunboat launched in 1889 and sold in 1910.
  • HMS Lapwing was an Acheron-class destroyer launched in 1911 and sold for scrapping in 1921.
  • HMS Lapwing was a Black Swan-class sloop launched in 1943 and sunk by a U-boat in 1945.
  • References

    HMS Lapwing Wikipedia


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