HMS Eaglet

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Five ships and a training establishment of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Eaglet:

  • HMS Eaglet was an 8-gun ketch built in 1655 and sold in 1674.
  • HMS Eaglet was a 10-gun ketch launched in 1691 and captured in 1693 by the French off the Isle of Arran.
  • HMS Eaglet was previously HMS Eagle, renamed whilst a training ship in 1918, lost in a fire in 1926, and the wreck sold in 1927.
  • HMS Eaglet was a paddle vessel, hired between 1855 and 1857.

The third HMS Eaglet became the Royal Naval Reserve training centre for Merseyside, North West England and North Wales. After her destruction in a fire in 1926, one other ship took the name whilst serving as the home of the centre.

See also[edit]

HMS Eagle - for similarly named ships of the Royal Navy.