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HMS Magpie

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Eight ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Magpie, after the bird, the magpie:

  • HMS Magpie was a 4-gun schooner launched in 1806 and captured by the French in 1807.
  • HMS Magpie was a 5-gun schooner launched in 1826 and wrecked off Cuba two months later.
  • HMS Magpie was a 4-gun cutter launched in 1830, used for dockyard service after 1845, being renamed YC6. She was in service until at least 1880, and was possibly sold in 1908.
  • HMS Magpie was a Dapper class screw gunboat launched in 1855 and wrecked in 1864.
  • HMS Magpie was a screw gunvessel launched in 1868, used as a survey vessel after 1878, and sold in 1885.
  • HMS Magpie was a screw gunboat launched in 1889. She was used as a boom defence vessel from 1902, reverting to a gunboat in 1915, before being transferred for use as a depot ship later that year. She was sold in 1921.
  • HMS Magpie was a Modified Black Swan class sloop launched in 1943 and broken up after 1959.
  • HMS Magpie was the trawler Hondo purchased in 1982 and used until 1996 for target practice.
  • References

    HMS Magpie Wikipedia

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