HMS Malabar

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Five ships and a shore establishment of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Malabar, after Malabar, a region of India:

  • HMS Malabar was a 54-gun Fourth Rate, previously the East Indiaman Royal Charlotte. The Admiralty purchased her in 1795, but she foundered under tow in 1796.
  • HMS Malabar (1804) was a 56-gun Fourth Rate, previously the East Indiaman Cuvera. She was purchased in 1804 and rebuilt as a 20-gun storeship in 1806. She was renamed HMS Coromandel in 1815 and transported convicts to Australia in 1819. From 1828 to 1853, when she was broken up, she served as a prison hulk in Bermuda, beginning a long association between this name and the colony.
  • HMS Malabar (1810) was a 20-gun sloop in Indian service in 1810.
  • HMS Malabar (1818) was a 74-gun Third Rate launched in 1818. She was used as a coal hulk from 1848 and was renamed HMS Myrtle in 1883. She was sold in 1905.
  • HMS Malabar (1866) was an iron screw troopship launched in 1866. She became a base ship in 1897 and was renamed HMS Terror in 1901. She was placed on the sale list in 1914 and was sold in 1918.
  • HMS Malabar (shore establishment) was a succession of shore establishments in Bermuda between 1919 and 1951, and 1965 and 1995.