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HMS Bellona

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Eight ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Bellona after a Bellona, the goddess of war in Roman mythology:

  • HMS Bellona was a 30-gun sixth rate, formerly the French privateer Bellone. She was captured in 1747, and sold in 1749.
  • HMS Bellona was a 74-gun third rate, launched in 1760 and broken up in 1814.
  • HMS Bellona was a 3-gun vessel purchased in 1794. She was used as a mud boat from 1799 and was broken up in 1805.
  • HMS Bellona was a 28-gun sixth rate, formerly the French privateer Bellone. She was captured in 1806, renamed HMS Blanche in 1809, and was broken up in 1814.
  • HMS Bellona was a 74-gun third rate launched in 1812 as HMS Indus. She was renamed HMS Bellona in 1818, used for harbour service from 1840 and was broken up in 1868.
  • HMS Bellona was a third-class cruiser launched in 1890 and sold in 1906.
  • HMS Bellona was a Boadicea-class scout cruiser launched in 1909 and sold in 1921.
  • HMS Bellona was a modified Dido-class light cruiser launched in 1942, on loan to the Royal New Zealand Navy from 1948 to 1956, and broken up in 1959.
  • References

    HMS Bellona Wikipedia


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