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Six ships of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Goliath after the Biblical giant, Goliath.The first HMS Goliath (1781) was a 74-gun third-rate that fought in the Battle of the Nile.
The second HMS Goliath was renamed in 1826 prior to completion, becoming HMS Clarence, an 84 gun ship of the line completed in 1827 and burnt in 1884.
The third HMS Goliath (1842) was an 80-gun ship of the line, built in 1842. She was converted to screw propulsion in 1857 and burnt in 1875.
The fourth HMS Goliath (1898) was a battleship launched in 1898 and sunk by the Turkish torpedo boat Muavenet-i Milliye in 1915.
The fifth and sixth Goliaths were tugs requisitioned for use during World War II.
HMS Goliath (submarine) is the name of a fictional Royal Navy submarine in the radio series Deep Trouble.