HMS Phoenix

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Sixteen vessels and two shore establishments of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Phoenix, after the legendary phoenix bird.

The earliest example of the use of HMS as an abbreviation is a reference to HMS Phoenix in 1789.[1]


Shore establishments[edit]


  1. ^ "HMS", The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea. (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 2006, (16 September 2009).
  2. ^ Gossett (1986), p. 97.
  3. ^ Gossett (1986), p. 122.
  • Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) [1969]. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
  • Gossett, William Patrick (1986) The lost ships of the Royal Navy, 1793-1900. (London: Mansell). ISBN 0-7201-1816-6