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HMS Serapis

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Five ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Serapis, after the god Serapis of Hellenistic Egypt.

  • HMS Serapis was a 44-gun Roebuck-class two-decker fifth rate launched in 1779 and captured later that year by the American John Paul Jones. She became a French privateer and was lost to a fire in 1781.
  • HMS Serapis was also a 44-gun fifth rate, launched in 1782, converted to a storeship in 1795, and sold at Jamaica in 1826.
  • HMS Serapis was an iron screw Euphrates-class troopship in service from 1866 to 1894.
  • HMS Serapis was a World War I S-class destroyer launched in 1918 and sold 1934.
  • HMS Serapis was a World War II S-class destroyer launched in March 1943, transferred to the Royal Netherlands Navy in October as HNLMS Piet Hein, and broken up in 1962.
  • References

    HMS Serapis Wikipedia


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