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Nine ships and one shore establishment of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Wasp, with one other government vessel using the name:
- HMS Wasp (1749) was an 8-gun sloop launched in 1749. She was sold in 1781.
- HMS Wasp (1780) was a 16-gun brig-sloop launched in 1780. She was used as a fireship in 1798 and expended in 1800.
- HMS Wasp (1782) was a purchased sloop converted to a fireship in 1798, and expended in July 1800 in the operation to capture the French frigate Désirée.
- HMS Wasp (1794) was a 4-gun gunvessel purchased in 1794 from the Dutch. She was sold in 1801.
- HMS Wasp (1800) was originally a French 14-gun sloop captured in 1800. She was sold in 1811.
- HMS Wasp (1812) was an 18-gun Cruizer-class brig-sloop launched in 1812. She was broken up in 1847.
- HMS Wasp (1850) was an Archer-class wooden screw sloop launched in 1850. She was sold in 1869.
- HMS Wasp (1880) was a Banterer-class composite screw gunboat launched in 1880. She was wrecked in 1884 and finally sold in 1910.
- HMS Wasp (1886) was a Bramble-class composite screw gunboat launched in 1886. She foundered 1887 after leaving Singapore
- Torpedo Boat No. 191 was a second-class spar torpedo boat launched in 1883 by Thornycroft for Tasmanian service, arriving in Hobart on the ss Abington, on 1 May 1884. Called Wasp by her builders, she was referred to only by the number TB 1 when in service. She was transferred to South Australia in 1905, being towed behind the Protector, and sold in 1917.
- Winfield (2008), p. 278.
- Hepper (1994), p.95.
- Royal Navy Coastal Forces 1940-1945
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
- Hepper, David J. (1994). British Warship Losses in the Age of Sail, 1650-1859. Rotherfield: Jean Boudriot. ISBN 0-948864-30-3.
- Winfield, Rif (2008). British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793–1817: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth. ISBN 1-86176-246-1.
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