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HMS Rupert

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Several ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Rupert or derivatives of the name, after Prince Rupert of the Rhine, son of Frederick V, Elector Palatine and a famous Royalist cavalry commander during the English Civil War.

  • HMS Rupert of 1666 was a third-rate ship of the line which served in the navy for 103 years.
  • HMS Rupert's Prize of 1692 was a sixth-rate ship captured by the above battleship during the Nine Years' War.
  • HMS Rupert's Prize of 1741 was a sloop captured by the above battleship during the War of Jenkins' Ear.
  • HMS Rupert of 1872 was a turret ram battleship prototype sold in 1907.
  • HMS Prince Rupert of 1915 was a First World War Royal Navy Lord Clive-class monitor.
  • HMS Rupert (K561) of 1943 was a Captain-class frigate purchased from the United States during World War II.
  • References

    HMS Rupert Wikipedia


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