Osprey Class Sloop (1876)

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Five Osprey class screw sloops were completed for the Royal Navy in the late 1870s.

Overview of 5 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Osprey Sheerness Royal Dockyard 5 Aug, 1876 Sold 1890
Cormorant Chatham Royal Dockyard 12 Sep, 1877 Broken up 1949
Pelican Devonport Royal Dockyard 26 Apr, 1877 Sold 1901
Wild Swan Robert Napier & Sons, Glasgow 28 Jan, 1876 Sold 1920
Penguin Robert Napier & Sons, Glasgow 25 Mar, 1876 Sold 1924

Design & Construction



See Also



  • Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).

Osprey Class Composite Screw Sloop
Osprey Cormorant Pelican Wild Swan Penguin