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HMS Curlew

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Nine ships and a base of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Curlew after the bird, the curlew:

  • HMS Curlew was a 16-gun brig sloop launched in 1795 that foundered in 1796.
  • HMS Curlew was a 16-gun sloop, previously named Leander, purchased in 1803 and sold in 1810.
  • HMS Curlew was an 18-gun brig sloop of the Cruizer class launched in 1812 and sold in 1822 for use in the opium trade, being renamed Jamesina.
  • HMS Curlew was a 10-gun brig sloop of the Cherokee class launched in 1830 and broken up in 1840.
  • HMS Curlew was a Swallow-class screw sloop launched in 1854 and sold in 1865.
  • HMS Curlew was a Plover-class gunvessel launched in 1868 and sold in 1882.
  • HMS Curlew was a torpedo sloop launched in 1885 and sold in 1906.
  • HMS Curlew was a C-class cruiser launched in 1917 and sunk in 1940.
  • HMAS Curlew was a Ton-class minesweeper, launched in 1953 as HMS Montrose, renamed HMS Chediston in 1958 and then HMAS Curlew on her transfer to the Royal Australian Navy in 1962. She was paid off in 1990, and sold in 1997. She was taken to Hobart in 1998 where there are plans as of 2003 to preserve her as a museum ship.
  • HMS Curlew was a Naval Air Station near St Merryn, Cornwall, previously named HMS Vulture. She was HMS Vulture from her commissioning in 1940 until 1952, when she was renamed HMS Curlew. She was closed in 1956 and sold in 1959.
  • References

    HMS Curlew Wikipedia


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