HMS Essex

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HMS Essex may refer to one of these ships of the British Royal Navy named after the county of Essex:

  • English ship Essex (1653), a 60-gun ship launched by the Commonwealth of England in 1653 and renamed HMS Essex in 1660; captured by the Dutch in 1666.
  • HMS Essex (1679), a 70-gun third-rate ship launched in 1679 and wrecked at the Battle of Quiberon Bay in 1759
  • HMS Essex (1760), a 64-gun third-rate ship launched in 1760 and sold in 1799
  • HMS Essex (1814), an American sailing frigate originally named USS Essex, captured by the British in 1814, used as a prison ship from 1823, and sold in 1837
  • HMS Essex (1901), an armoured cruiser launched in 1901 and sold in 1921