Girish Mahajan

HMS Terpsichore

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Five ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Terpsichore, after Terpsichore, one of the Muses of Greek mythology:

  • HMS Terpsichore was a 24-gun sixth rate captured from the French in 1760 and sold in 1766.
  • HMS Terpsichore was a 32-gun fifth rate launched in 1785. She was used as a receiving ship from 1818 and was broken up in 1830.
  • HMS Terpsichore was an 18-gun sloop launched in 1847. She was sunk in torpedo trials in 1865, and was raised and broken up in 1866.
  • HMS Terpsichore was an Apollo-class protected cruiser launched in 1890 and sold in 1914.
  • HMS Terpsichore was a T-class destroyer launched in 1943. She was converted into a Type 16 frigate between 1952 and 1955, and was broken up in 1966.
  • References

    HMS Terpsichore Wikipedia


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