Grasshopper Class Torpedo Gunboat (1887)

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The three Grasshopper class torpedo gunboats were completed for the Royal Navy in 1888.

Overview of 3 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Grasshopper Sheerness 27 Apr, 1886 30 Aug, 1887 Sold 1905
Sandfly Devonport 19 Apr, 1886 20 Sep, 1887 Sold 1905
Spider Devonport 9 Jun, 1886 17 Oct, 1887 Sold 1903





See Also



  • Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on and
  • Lyon, David; Winfield, Rif (2004). The Sail & Steam Navy List: All the Ships of the Royal Navy, 1815-1889. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1861760329. (on and

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