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HMS Newcastle

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Eight ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Newcastle, after the English city of Newcastle upon Tyne:

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  • HMS Newcastle (1653) was a 50-gun fourth-rate ship launched in 1653. She was rebuilt in 1692 and wrecked in 1703.
  • HMS Newcastle (1704) was a 54-gun fourth-rate launched in 1704, rebuilt in 1733 and broken up in 1746.
  • HMS Newcastle (1750) was a 50-gun fourth-rate launched in 1750. She foundered in a storm in 1761.
  • HMS Newcastle (1813) was a 60-gun fourth-rate launched 1813. She was converted to harbour service in 1824 and was sold in 1850.
  • HMS Newcastle (1860) was a screw frigate launched in 1860. She was converted into a powder hulk in 1889 and was sold in 1929.
  • HMS Newcastle (1909) was a Town-class light cruiser launched in 1909 and sold in 1921, being broken up in 1923.
  • HMS Newcastle (C76) was a Town-class light cruiser launched in 1937. She was laid down as HMS Minotaur, but was renamed in 1936. She was broken up in 1958.
  • HMS Newcastle (D87) was a Type 42 (Batch 1) destroyer launched in 1975 and decommissioned in 2005 and placed into inactive reserve. She was sold for scrap in 2008.
  • Battle honours

  • Porto Farina (1655)
  • Santa Cruz (1657)
  • Lowestoft (1665)
  • Orfordness (1666)
  • Schooneveld (1673)
  • Texel (1673)
  • Marbella (1705)
  • Sadras (1758)
  • Negapatam (1758)
  • Porto Novo (1759)
  • Spartivento (1940)
  • Burma (1944–1945)
  • Korea (1952–1953)
  • Motto

  • "Fortitudino Vinco" - (I conquer through strength)
  • References

    HMS Newcastle Wikipedia


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