HMS Ruby

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Nine ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Ruby:

  • HMS Ruby was a 48 gun warship launched in 1652. She fought in the War of the Spanish Succession as part of a fleet under Admiral John Benbow. She was rebuilt in 1706 and captured in 1707 by the French ship Mars.
  • HMS Ruby was a 66 gun third rate ship of the line, originally the French ship Rubis. She was captured in 1666, hulked after sustaining storm damage in 1682 and broken up in 1685.
  • HMS Ruby was a 54 gun fourth rate ship of the line launched in 1708. She was renamed HMS Mermaid in 1744 and was sold in 1748.
  • HMS Ruby was a 50 gun third rate ship of the line launched in 1745 and broken up in 1765.
  • HMS Ruby was a 64-gun third rate ship of the line launched in 1776 and broken up in 1821.
  • HMS Ruby was an iron paddle tender launched in 1842 and sold in 1846.
  • HMS Ruby was a wood screw gunboat launched in 1854 and broken up in 1868.
  • HMS Ruby was a composite screw corvette launched in 1876. She was converted to a coal hulk in 1904 and renamed C 10. She was sold in 1921.
  • HMS Ruby was an Acorn class destroyer launched in 1910 and sold in 1921.

There was also HMS Ruby Prize, a 44 gun fourth rate ship of the line captured from the French in 1695 and sold in 1698.

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