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HMS Providence

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Eleven ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Providence. Another was intended to bear the name:

  • HMS Providence (1637) was a 30-gun ship launched in 1637 and wrecked in 1668.
  • HMS Providence (1665) was a 6-gun fireship purchased in 1665 and sunk in action in 1666.
  • HMS Providence (1672) was a 6-gun fireship purchased in 1672 and lost in 1673.
  • HMS Providence (1678) was an 8-gun fireship purchased in 1678 and sold in 1686.
  • HMS Providence (1779) was a 12-gun sloop captured from the Americans in 1779 and listed until 1780.
  • HMS Providence (1780) was a 28-gun fifth-rate, previously the American USS Providence. She was captured in 1780 and sold in 1784.
  • HMS Providence (1782) was a 16-gun storeship purchased in 1782 and sold in 1784.
  • HMS Providence (1791) was a 12-gun sloop launched in 1791 and wrecked in 1797.
  • HMS Providence (1796) was a 14-gun schooner purchased in 1796 and expended as a fireship in 1804.
  • HMS Providence was to have been a cutter tender. She was launched as HMS Quail (1817) in 1817, but was ordered to be renamed HMS Providence in 1822. The renaming was cancelled however.
  • HMS Providence (1866) was a Coastguard cutter launched in 1866 and sold in 1870.
  • HMS Providence (J325) was an Algerine-class minesweeper built as HMCS Forrest Hill but renamed before being launched in 1943. She was scrapped in 1958.
  • In popular culture:

  • In the 2011 film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fictional HMS Providence appears as Hector Barbossa's privateer frigate. That ship was played by HMS Surprise.
  • References

    HMS Providence Wikipedia

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