Girish Mahajan

HMS Rye

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Six ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Rye, named after the town of Rye, East Sussex one of the Cinque Ports:

  • HMS Rye was a 32-gun fifth rate launched in 1696. She was rebuilt in 1717 as a 24-gun sixth rate and used as a breakwater from 1727. She was broken up in 1735.
  • HMS Rye was a 24-gun sixth rate launched in 1727 and broken up in 1735.
  • HMS Rye was a 24-gun sixth rate launched in 1740 and wrecked in 1744.
  • HMS Rye was a 24-gun sixth rate launched in 1745 and sold in 1763.
  • HMS Rye was to have been a wood screw gunvessel. She was ordered in 1860, but cancelled in 1863.
  • HMS Rye was a Bangor class minesweeper launched in 1940 and sold in 1948.
  • References

    HMS Rye Wikipedia


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