HMS Dove Wikipedia
Nine ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Dove after the bird family Columbidae:Dove (ketch, 1672) was a 4-gun ketch built at Deptford in 1672 and sold in 1683.
Dove (dogger, 1672) was an 8-gun dogger captured from the Dutch in 1672 and wrecked in 1674.
HMS Dove (1805) was a 4-gun schooner purchased in May 1805 and captured by the French in August the same year.
HMS Ariadne (1805) was an advice boat purchased in 1805. She was renamed HMS Dove later that year, and HMS Flight in 1806. She foundered in September 1806.
HMS Dove (1823) was a 6-gun packet brig purchased in 1823 and sold in 1829.
HMS Kangaroo (1852), a 12-gun Acorn-class brig-sloop, was ordered as HMS Dove in 1839, renamed Kangaroo in 1843 and eventually launched in 1852. She was sold in 1897.
HMS Dove (1855) was an Albacore-class wooden screw gunboat launched in 1855 and sold at Shanghai in 1873.
HMS Dove (1893) was a 20-ton paddle gunboat built in sections at Yarrows in Poplar, London in 1893 and assembled in East Africa. She was transferred to the government of British Central Africa in 1895.
HMS Dove (1898) was a three funnel, 30 knot destroyer (later classified as a C-class destroyer) launched in 1898 and sold in 1920.
The Royalist ketch English ship Fortune (1644) was captured by the Parliamentarians in 1644, renamed Dove and lost in 1650.
HMS Ringdove, the name of 7 Royal Navy vessels.