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HMS Slinger (1917)
HMS Slinger (1917).jpg
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Slinger
Builder: Lobnitz and Company, Limited
Launched: 1917
Acquired: 1917
Fate: Sold October 16, 1919
General characteristics
Displacement: 875 tons gross

HMS Slinger was an experimental catapult ship operated by the Royal Navy during the First World War.

A former hopper barge, HMS Slinger was purchased from the builder, Lobnitz and Company, Limited of Renfrew, Scotland prior to completion. Intended for use as a test bed for the shipborne launching of aircraft, she was fitted with a 60 foot compressed air catapult. HMS Slinger operated Fairey F.127 and Short 310 seaplanes during 1918.

Fairey Seaplane aboard HMS Slinger

Slinger was sold on October 16, 1919.

References[]

  • Dittmar, F. J. & Colledge, J. J., "British Warships 1914-1919", (Ian Allan, London, 1972), ISBN 0-7110-0380-7

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