HMS Siren

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Eight ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Siren, Syren or Sirene,[Note 1] after the Sirens of Greek mythology:

Uncommissioned vessels[edit]

  • Syren was an American schooner that a British squadron captured off New York in January 1813 and armed for use as a tender.[3] Disposal unknown.
  • Siren was a steam tender built in 1855 for the use of royalty at Bermuda and sold in 1863.
  • Syren was a training tender, purchased in 1878 and attached to HMS Britannia. She was sold in 1912.

See also[edit]

  • HMS Syeren, a Danish 74-gun fourth-rate captured in 1807. She was converted to harbour service in 1809, sold in 1814 but retained and sold again in 1815.


  1. ^ Until the beginning of the nineteenth century (and even later) the spellings were interchangeable. Different spellings for the same ships are used in sources, sometimes within the same document.
  1. ^ Demerliac (1996), p.83, #546.
  2. ^ Hepper (1994), p.81.
  3. ^ Lloyd's Marine List,[1] - accessed 29 November 2013.