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Eleven ships of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Kent, after the county of Kent and the Duke of Kent.

  • HMS Kent was a 46-gun fourth rate launched in 1652 as the Kentish Frigate, renamed Kent in 1660, and wrecked in 1672.
  • HMS Kent was a 70-gun third rate launched in 1679, rebuilt in 1699 and 1724, and broken up in 1744.
  • HMS Kent was a 70-gun third rate launched in 1746 and hulked in 1760.
  • HMS Kent was a 74-gun third rate launched in 1762 and sold in 1784.
  • HMS Kent was a 74-gun third rate launched in 1798, converted to a sheer hulk in 1856, and broken up in 1881.
  • HMS Kent was a 16-gun gunvessel purchased in 1798 and sold in 1801.
  • HMS Kent was to have been a 91-gun second rate. She was laid down in 1860 but was cancelled in 1863.
  • HMS Kent was originally the 98-gun second rate Impregnable. She was renamed HMS Kent in 1888 and then HMS Caledonia in 1891, before being broken up in 1906.
  • HMS Kent was a Monmouth-class armoured cruiser launched in 1901 and sold in 1920.
  • HMS Kent was a County-class heavy cruiser launched in 1926 and sold in 1948.
  • HMS Kent was a County-class guided missile destroyer launched in 1961 and sold in 1997 for breaking up.
  • HMS Kent is a Type 23 frigate launched in 1998 and currently in service.
  • Battle honours

  • 1653 Portland (as the Kentish Frigate)
  • 1654 Gabbard (as the Kentish Frigate)
  • 1655 Porto Farina
  • 1665 Lowestoft
  • 1666 Orfordness
  • 1692 Barfleur
  • 1702 Vigo
  • 1703 Velez Malaga
  • 1718 Cape Passero
  • 1747 Ushant
  • 1801 Egypt
  • 1914 Falkland Islands
  • 1940 Atlantic
  • 1940 Mediterranean
  • 1942 - 43 Arctic
  • 1944 Norway
  • References

    HMS Kent Wikipedia


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