Eleven ships of the
Royal Navy have borne the name HMS , after the marine mammal, the Porpoise Porpoise:
HMS was a 16-gun sloop, formerly the Porpoise Annapolis, purchased in 1777. She was renamed HMS Firebrand in 1778 and was burnt off Falmouth in 1781.
HMS was a 14-gun storeship purchased in 1780 and sold in 1783. Porpoise
HMS was also a storeship, launched in 1798, renamed HMS Porpoise Diligent in 1801 and sold in 1802.
HMS was a 10-gun storeship, formerly the Spanish sloop Porpoise Infanta Amelia. HMS captured her in 1799 off Argo Portugal; Porpoise was wrecked in 1803 off New South Wales.
HMS was a 10-gun storeship, formerly the Porpoise Lord Melville, launched in 1804. The Admiralty purchased her that same year and sold her in 1816.
HMS was a Porpoise mortar vessel launched in 1855. She was renamed MV 8 later that year and hulked in 1866, before being sold in 1885.
HMS was a wood screw Porpoise Albacore-class gunboat, launched in 1856 and broken up in 1864.
HMS was an Porpoise Archer-class torpedo cruiser launched in 1886 and sold in 1905.
HMS was an Porpoise Acasta-class destroyer launched in 1913 and sold to the Brazilian Navy in 1920, who renamed her "Maranhão".
HMS was a Porpoise Grampus-class submarine launched in 1932. She served in the Second World War and was sunk in 1945.
HMS was a Porpoise diesel patrol submarine launched in 1956 and sunk as a target in 1985. Porpoise-class
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