Dragonfly-class river gunboat
HMS Locust, one of the class
|Builders:||Vosper Thornycroft, Yarrow Shipbuilders, J S White|
|General characteristics |
|Displacement:||585 long tons (594 t)|
|Length:||197 ft (60 m)|
|Beam:||33 ft (10 m)|
|Draught:||5 ft (1.5 m)|
|Installed power:||3,800 shp (2,800 kW)|
|Speed:||17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph)|
The Dragonfly class was a class of river gunboats. Six were planned and five were built: of those five, four were lost in the Second World War. One of the four was HMS Scorpion, a slightly upgunned and better powered version. The class consisted of:
- HMS Dragonfly - lost in the Banka Strait, 14 February 1942.
- HMS Grasshopper - lost in the Banka Strait, 14 February 1942.
- HMS Locust - sold for scrap in 1968.
- HMS Mosquito - lost on 1 June 1940, off Dunkirk.
- HMS Scorpion - upgunned variant. Lost in the Banka Strait, 13 February 1942.
- HMS Bee - cancelled, March 1940.