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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.