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HMS Brave may refer to one of the following ships of the Royal Navy:
- English ship Brave was a vessel hired by the Crown in 1588.
- HMS Brave (1747) was a xebec captured in 1747 and sold in 1748.
- Hired armed cutter Brave was hired in 1798 and run down by a transport in 1799.
- HMS Brave (1805) was the French 80-gun Tonnant-class ship of the line Formidable, captured at the Battle of Cape Ortegal in 1805, and broken up in 1816.
- HMS Brave was the ex-French 74-gun Brave, captured on 6 February 1806. She foundered on 12 April due to damage she had sustained during her capture at the Battle of San Domingo.
- HMS Brave (1856) was an Albacore-class gunboat built by John Laird, Sons & Company in 1856. She was laid up at Haslar after completion and broken up at Portsmouth in 1869.
- HMS Brave (J305), was an Algerine-class minesweeper commissioned in 1943 and broken up in 1958.
- HMS Brave was to have been the name of the 1944 Colossus-class aircraft carrier subsequently named HMS Warrior.
- HMS Brave (F94), a Type 22 frigate first commissioned in 1986 and expended as a target in August 2004.
- HMS Braave (1796)
- The Brave-class patrol boats:
Footnotes and references
- Hepper (1994), pp.113-4.
- Hepper, David J. (1994). British Warship Losses in the Age of Sail, 1650-1859. Rotherfield: Jean Boudriot. ISBN 0-948864-30-3.
- 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.
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