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HMS Columbine

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Six ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Columbine, after the common name for the plant Aquilegia. A seventh was planned, but renamed before being launched:

  • HMS Columbine was to have been a 22-gun sixth rate, but she was renamed HMS Cyane in 1805 and launched in 1806.
  • HMS Columbine was an 18-gun Cruizer-class brig-sloop launched in 1806 and wrecked in 1824.
  • HMS Columbine was an 18-gun sloop launched in 1826. She was converted to a 12-gun brig in 1849, a coal hulk in 1854, and was sold in 1892.
  • HMS Columbine was a wooden screw sloop launched in 1862 and broken up in 1875.
  • HMS Columbine was a tender purchased in 1897 and sold in 1907.
  • HMS Columbine was an Osprey-class screw sloop launched as HMS Wild Swan in 1876, converted to a base ship and renamed HMS Clyde in 1904, renamed HMS Columbine in 1912 and sold in 1920.
  • HMS Columbine was a Flower-class corvette launched in 1940. She was sold in 1946 as the civilian vessel Lief Welding, and was broken up in 1966.
  • References

    HMS Columbine Wikipedia

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