HMS Greyhound

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Sixteen different ships of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Greyhound, after the greyhound, a breed of dog notable for its speed.

See also[edit]

  • At least one revenue cutter Greyhound
  • The armed cutter Greyhound of 12 guns, hired from 10 August 1798 to 13 February 1799
  • English ship Flying Greyhound (1665), a 24-gun ship captured in 1665 and sold in 1667.

Notes and citations[edit]


  1. ^ A first-class share of the prize money awarded in April 1823 was worth £34 2s 4d; a fifth-class share, that of a seaman, was worth 3s 11½d. The amount was small as the total had to be shared between 79 vessels and the entire army contingent.[2]


  1. ^ "No. 21077". The London Gazette. 15 March 1850. pp. 791–792. 
  2. ^ "No. 17915". The London Gazette. 3 April 1823. p. 633.