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HMS Weymouth

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Seven ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name Weymouth, after the English town of Weymouth, whilst another two were planned:

  • Weymouth, a 14-gun ship, formerly the Royalist vessel Cavendish. She was captured in 1645 by the Parliamentarians, and was sold in 1662.
  • HMS Weymouth (1693), a 48-gun fourth rate launched in 1693. She was rebuilt in 1718 and was broken up in 1732.
  • HMS Weymouth (1736), a 60-gun fourth rate launched in 1736 and wrecked in 1745.
  • HMS Weymouth (1752), a 60-gun fourth rate launched in 1752 and broken up in 1772.
  • HMS Weymouth (1795), a 56-gun fourth rate, previously the East Indiaman Earl Mansfield. She was purchased on the stocks and launched in 1795. She was converted into a storeship in 1798 and rearmed with 26 guns. She was wrecked in 1800.
  • HMS Weymouth (1804), a 36-gun fifth rate, previously the East Indiaman Wellesley. She was purchased in 1804, and by 1811 had been converted into a 16-gun storeship. She was used as a convict ship from 1828 and was sold in 1865.
  • HMS Weymouth was to have been a wood screw corvette. She was laid down in 1860 but was cancelled in 1863.
  • HMS Weymouth (1910), a Town class light cruiser launched in 1910 and sold in 1928.
  • HMS Weymouth was a proposed name for a Rothesay class frigate. The ship in question was redesigned and subsequently became the Leander class frigate HMS Leander.
  • References

    HMS Weymouth Wikipedia

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