HMS Lapwing (1944) SL  (8th)

This the eighth ship to carry the name HMS Lapwing was a Modified Black Swan (1942), escort vessel (sloop).

Built by Scotts, laid down 17-Dec-1941, launched16-Jul-1943 and completed 21-Mar-1944.

On completion conducted operations for the Normandy landings until Sep-1944. After which she moved to convoy escort on the Russian route.

On 20-Mar-1945 was torpedoed and sunk at the Kola Inlet,  by U-716.

Won the Battle Honours: Normandy 1944, North Sea 1944 and Arctic 1944-45.


Other HMS Lapwing
- 1st  HMS Lapwing
- 2nd HMS Lapwing
- 3rd HMS Lapwing
- 4th HMS Lapwing
- 5th HMS Lapwing
- 6th HMS Lapwing
- 7th HMS Lapwing
- 8th HMS Lapwing

- Modified Black Swan Class (1942) SL
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This page last edited - 04 December, 2012.

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