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HMS Dartmouth

Six ships and one shore establishment of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Dartmouth, after the port of Dartmouth, whilst another two were planned:

  • HMS Dartmouth was a 22-gun ship launched in 1655. She was converted to a fireship in 1688, and rebuilt as a fifth rate in 1689. She was wrecked in the Sound of Mull in 1690.
  • HMS Dartmouth was an 4-gun fireship captured in 1672 and sold in 1674.
  • HMS Dartmouth was a 48-gun fourth rate launched in 1693. She was captured by France in 1695, recaptured in 1702, and renamed HMS Vigo. She was wrecked in 1703.
  • HMS Dartmouth was a 50-gun fourth rate launched in 1698. She was rebuilt in 1741 and sunk in action with the Spanish ship Glorioso in 1747.
  • HMS Dartmouth was to have been a 50-gun fourth rate. She was ordered in 1746, but was cancelled in 1748.
  • HMS Dartmouth was a 36-gun fifth rate launched in 1813. She was used for harbour service from 1831 and was broken up in 1854.
  • HMS Dartmouth was to have been a wood screw frigate. She was laid down in 1860 but was cancelled in 1864.
  • HMS Dartmouth was a Town-class light cruiser of the Weymouth subgroup launched in 1911. She served in the First World War and was sold for scrap in 1930.
  • HMS Dartmouth is the current name of the Naval Shore Establishment at Britannia Royal Naval College.
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