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Six ships of the British Royal Navy have been named Coventry, after the city of Coventry in the West Midlands.

  • English ship Coventry was the Spanish 28-gun ship San Miguel, captured in 1658, but in turn taken by the French in 1666
  • HMS Coventry (1695) was a 48-gun fourth-rate ship-of-the-line launched in 1695, captured by the French in 1704 but soon recaptured, and broken up in 1709
  • HMS Coventry (1757) was a 28-gun Coventry-class sixth-rate frigate launched in 1757, captured by the French in 1783, and struck in 1786
  • HMS Coventry (D43) was a C-class light cruiser launched in 1916 and sunk in an air attack in 1942
  • HMS Coventry was intended as a Type 61 frigate that was ordered but then deferred by the 1957 Defence White Paper; when the ship was finally confirmed it was instead built as the Leander-class HMS Penelope (F127)
  • HMS Coventry (D118) was a Type 42 destroyer launched in 1974 and lost in the Falklands War
  • HMS Coventry (F98) was a Type 22 frigate launched in 1986 and sold to Romania in 2003.
  • Battle Honours

  • Quiberon Bay 1759
  • Trincomalee 1782
  • Norway 1940
  • Atlantic 1940
  • Spartivento 1940
  • Greece 1941
  • Crete 1941
  • Libya 1941
  • Mediterranean 1941
  • Falklands 1982
  • References

    HMS Coventry Wikipedia


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