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Two ships of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Canopus :
- The first HMS Canopus (1798) was an 80-gun third-rate French ship of the line launched in 1797, captured at the Battle of the Nile, and commissioned into the Royal Navy. She was scrapped in 1887.
- The second HMS Canopus (1897) was a Canopus-class pre-dreadnought battleship launched in 1898 and finally broken up in 1920. She fought in the Battle of the Falkland Islands in 1914.
HMS Canopus was also the name of a Royal Navy training base at Alexandria in World War II.
- 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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