|HMS Slinger (1917)|
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Builder:||Lobnitz and Company, Limited|
|Fate:||Sold October 16, 1919|
|Displacement:||875 tons gross|
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.
Slinger was sold on October 16, 1919.
- Dittmar, F. J. & Colledge, J. J., "British Warships 1914-1919", (Ian Allan, London, 1972), ISBN 0-7110-0380-7
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