HMS Prince of Wales

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Six ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Prince of Wales, after numerous holders of the title the Prince of Wales, and a seventh ship is under construction:

Battle Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Prince of Wales (ship) - the name of several British merchant vessels
  • Prince of Wales (EIC ship) - several ships serving the British East India Company (EIC)
  • HMS Thrush was an 18-gun sloop launched in 1794 for the Customs Service under the name Prince of Wales. The Admiralty purchased her in 1806 and sent her out to Jamaica where she was hulked in 1809 and where she sank at anchor in 1815.
  • Prince of Wales was a vessel belonging to the Excise service of Scotland in 1799 that was responsible for the coast between the Mull of Cantire and Cape Wrath. She was of 300 tons (bm), and armed with 20 guns. She had a crew of 50 men under William Murray.[1]
  • Prince of Wales a revenue cruiser, built around 1812, and with the Experimental Squadron of 1832.[2]

Citations and references[edit]


  1. ^ Naval Chronicle, Vol. 1, btwn. p.264 & 268.
  2. ^ The United Services Magazine, 1832 Part III, p.245 and p.246 [1]


  • 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.