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HMS Penzance

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There have been four ships of the Royal Navy name HMS Penzance, named for the port of Penzance in Cornwall. The ships motto is Diligenter Pensa (Diligent thought).

  • The first Penzance was a frigate of 1665
  • The second Penzance was a frigate of 1747
  • The third Penzance (L28) was a Hastings-class sloop launched in 1930 and torpedoed and sunk in 1940 whilst on convoy protection duty by U-37.
  • The fourth and current Penzance (M106) is a Sandown-class minehunter launched in 1997 and commissioned in 1998.
  • References

    HMS Penzance Wikipedia


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