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Eight Royal Navy ships have borne the name HMS Ambuscade:
- HMS Ambuscade (1746) was a 40-gun fifth rate, formerly the French ship Embuscade, captured in 1746. She fought off Cape Finisterre, captured the privateer Vainqueen and fought with Boscawen against de la Clue off Lagos. She was sold at Deptford in 1762.
- HMS Ambuscade (1773) was a 32-gun fifth rate frigate launched in 1773, captured by the French corvette Bayonnaise in the Action of 14 December 1798 and renamed Embuscade. She was recaptured by the British in 1803 and broken up in 1810.
- HMS Ambuscade was a 40-gun French frigate called Embuscade which was captured by the Royal Navy in 1799. She was renamed HMS Seine when the previous Ambuscade was recaptured in 1803. She was broken up in 1813.
- HMS Ambuscade was a 38-gun French frigate called Pomone which was captured by the Royal Navy in 1811. She was broken up in 1812.
- HMS Ambuscade was originally laid down in 1830 as a fifth rate, but was renamed HMS Amphion before finally being launched in 1846 as the first Royal Navy steam-powered frigate.
- HMS Ambuscade (1913), launched in 1913, was an Acasta-class destroyer that served in World War I and was scrapped in 1921.
- HMS Ambuscade (D38), launched in 1926, was a prototype destroyer which served in World War II and was sold for scrap in 1946.
- HMS Ambuscade (F172) was a Type 21 frigate launched in 1973 that fought in the Falklands War. In 1993 she was sold to Pakistan and renamed Tariq.
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