HMS Success

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Sixteen ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Success, whilst another was planned:

  • HMS Success was a 34-gun ship, previously the French ship Jules. She was captured in 1650, renamed HMS Old Success in 1660 and was sold in 1662.
  • HMS Success was a 24-gun ship launched in 1655 as HMS Bradford. She was renamed HMS Success in 1660 and was wrecked in 1680.
  • HMS Success was a 6-gun fireship purchased in 1672. She foundered in 1673.
  • HMS Success was a store hulk purchased in 1692 and sunk as a breakwater in 1707.
  • HMS Success was a 10-gun sloop purchased in 1709 and captured by the French in 1710 off Lisbon.
  • HMS Success was a 24-gun storeship launched in 1709, hulked in 1730 and sold in 1748.
  • HMS Success was a 20-gun sixth rate launched in 1712, converted to a fireship in 1739 and sold in 1743.
  • HMS Success was a 14-gun sloop launched in 1736. Her fate is unknown.
  • HMS Success was a 24-gun sixth rate launched in 1740 and broken up in 1779.
  • HMS Success was a 14-gun ketch launched in 1754. Her fate is unknown.
  • HMS Success was a 32-gun fifth rate launched in 1781, captured by the French in 1801 and recaptured the same year. She became a convict ship in 1814 and was broken up in 1820.
  • HMS Success was a 3-gun gunvessel, previously in use as a barge. She was purchased in 1797 and sold in 1802.
  • HMS Success was a 28 gun sixth rate launched in 1825, and captained by James Stirling in his journey to Western Australia. She was used for harbour service from 1832 and was broken up 1849.
  • HMS Success was to have been a wood screw sloop. She was ordered but not laid down and was cancelled in 1863.
  • HMS Success was a B class destroyer launched in 1901 and wrecked in 1914.
  • HMS Success was an S-class destroyer launched in 1918. She was transferred to the Royal Australian Navy in 1919 and was sold in 1937.
  • HMS Success was an S-class destroyer launched in 1943. She was transferred to the Royal Norwegian Navy later that year and renamed HNoMS Stord. She was broken up in 1959.

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