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HMS Meteor

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Nine ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Meteor after the meteor, a space object.

  • HMS Meteor was a 12-gun gunvessel, previously in civilian service as Lady Cathcart. She was purchased in 1797 and initially named Gunboat No. 34. She was sold in 1802.
  • HMS Meteor was an 8-gun bomb vessel, previously in civilian service as Sarah Ann. She was purchased in 1803 and sold in 1811.
  • HMS Meteor was an 18-gun sloop launched in 1805 as HMS Starr. She was rebuilt as a bomb vessel in 1812 and was renamed HMS Meteor. She was sold in 1816.
  • HMS Meteor was an 8-gun bomb vessel launched in 1823. She became a survey ship in 1832 and was renamed HMS Beacon. She was sold in 1846.
  • HMS Meteor was a wooden paddle vessel launched in 1824 and broken up in 1849.
  • HMS Meteor was a river gunboat launched in 1839. Her fate is unknown.
  • HMS Meteor was an Aetna-class ironclad floating battery launched in 1855 and broken up in 1861.
  • HMS Meteor was an M-class destroyer launched in 1914 and sold in 1921.
  • HMS Meteor was an M-class destroyer launched in 1941. She was handed over to the Turkish Navy in 1959 and renamed Piyale Pasha. She was on their navy lists until 1979.
  • References

    HMS Meteor Wikipedia


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