HMS Halifax

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Six ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Halifax, after the English town of Halifax, West Yorkshire and the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

  • HMS Halifax (1756) was a 22-gun sloop launched in 1756 and captured by the French in the same year at Oswego
  • HMS Halifax (1768) was a 6-gun schooner purchased in 1768 and wrecked in 1775
  • HMS Halifax (1775) was a schooner purchased in 1775 and sold 1780. She may have been the previous Halifax, salvaged and returned to service.
  • HMS Halifax (1780) was an 18-gun sloop, originally USS Ranger, renamed after the captured of Ranger on 11 May 1780; Halifax and sold in 1781
  • HMS Halifax (1782) was a 10-gun schooner purchased in 1782 and sold in 1784
  • HMS Halifax (1806) was an 18-gun sloop launched in 1806 at Halifax, Nova Scotia and broken up in 1814

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