HMS Sultana

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Three, and possibly five, vessels of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Sultana, for a female sultan or wife of a sultan:

  • HMS Sultana was an American schooner built in 1767 that the Royal Navy bought in 1768 and sold in 1772.
  • HMS Sultana was a mercantile cutter that the Royal Navy bought in 1780 and sold in 1799.[1]
  • HMS Sultana was a wood paddle tug that the Royal Navy bought at Constantinople in 1855.

In addition, there is mention in records of two other Royal Navy vessels by the same name that may have been tenders to larger vessels.

  • In 1776 there is an HMS Sultana mentioned on the North America station, under the command of a "C. Hope".[2]
  • There was an HMS Sultana mentioned as serving off Egypt between 8 March to 2 September 1801 and under the command of Lieutenant John Moon. She is listed amongst the vessels whose crews qualified for the Naval General Service Medal with clasp "Egypt".[3]


  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 15119. p. 291. 26 March 1799.
  2. ^ "NMM, vessel ID 376791" (PDF). Warship Histories, vol iv. National Maritime Museum. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Long (1895), pp.112-3.


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