HMS Cockchafer

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Four ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Cockchafer after the insect, the cockchafer:

See also[edit]

  • Cockchafer was an 8-gun lugger hired in 1794 and lost in 1801.[2]


  1. ^ Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) [1969]. 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.
  2. ^ Winfield, Rif (2008) [2005]. British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793–1817: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates (Second ed.). Barnsley, UK: Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84415-717-4.