- Egret class sloop
The "Egret" class sloops were a three ship class of a long-range escort vessels used in the
Second World Warby the Royal Navy.
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 217aircraft, one of which carried the Henschel Hs 293 guided bomb[ [http://www.uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/3909.html HMS Egret at Uboat.net] ] . "Auckland" was lost on 24 June 1941, to 48 Junkers 87aircraft 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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