Allied Warships

Gunboats

All Gunboat classes

The list is divided by navy, then ordered by commissioned date of each class (oldest first).

Commissioned

French Navy

 Altair (1)1917 - 1917
 Somme (1)1917 - 1917

Royal Dutch Navy

 Gruno (3)1914 - 1915

Polish Navy

 General Haller (2)1920 - 1921

US Navy

 Dubuque (2)1905 - 1905
 Sacramento (1)1914 - 1914
 Asheville (2)1920 - 1923
 Erie (2)1936 - 1936


Please note that we list the classes by navies that initiated/owned the class. Often vessels of certain classes were then built for other nations (or lent), those ships are not visible here but only through the navies pages or by looking into each class.

War losses: Gunboats


 DateVesselClass

1939

Polish Navy3 Sep 1939ORP General Haller (H)General Haller 

1940

Royal Dutch Navy12 May 1940HNMS Friso (i)Gruno 
Royal Dutch Navy14 May 1940HNMS BrinioGruno 
French Navy18 Jun 1940FR Enseigne HenryDubourdieu 
French Navy18 Jun 1940FR EtourdiArdent 
French Navy18 Jun 1940FR VauquoisArras 

1941

French Navy14 Apr 1941FR ConquéranteValliante 
French Navy23 May 1941FR MeuliereAlbatre 

1942

US Navy3 Mar 1942USS Asheville (PG-21)Asheville 
French Navy27 Nov 1942FR Les EspargesArras 
US Navy5 Dec 1942USS Erie (PG-50)Erie 

1944

French Navy30 Apr 1944FR TahureArras 

1945

French Navy10 Mar 1945FR MarneSomme 

13 Gunboats lost. See all Allied Warship losses.

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Books dealing with this subject include:

Gunboat 658, Reynolds, Leonard Charles, 1955
We Fought Them in Gunboats, Hichens, Robert Peverell, 1957



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