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HMS Thames

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Eight ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Thames, after the River Thames:

  • HMS Thames was a 32-gun fifth rate launched in 1758 and broken up in 1803. She was in French hands between 1793 and 1796, when she was known as Tamise.
  • HMS Thames was another 32-gun fifth rate, launched in 1805 and broken up in 1816.
  • HMS Thames was a cutter tender built in 1805. She became a dockyard craft in 1866 and was renamed YC 2. She was sold in 1872.
  • HMS Thames was an Indian bomb vessel launched in 1814. Her ultimate fate is unknown.
  • HMS Thames was a 46 gun fifth rate launched in 1823. She was converted to a prison ship in 1841, and sank at her moorings in 1863.
  • HMS Thames was a Mersey-class second class cruiser launched in 1885. She was converted to a depot ship in 1903, and was sold in 1920 to become a training ship at the Cape, being renamed General Botha. Her name reverted to Thames when she became an accommodation ship in 1942, and she was finally scuttled in 1947.
  • HMS Thames was a River-class submarine launched in 1932 and sunk by a mine in 1940.
  • HMS Thames, a tug in service during World War II
  • HMS Thames has been the name borne by a number of Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve tenders since 1949.
  • References

    HMS Thames Wikipedia

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