HMS Terror

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

  • HMS Terror was a 4-gun bomb vessel launched in 1696, and captured and burnt by the French in 1704.
  • HMS Terror was a 14-gun bomb vessel launched in 1741 and sold in 1754.
  • HMS Terror was an 8-gun bomb vessel launched in 1759 and sold in 1774.
  • HMS Terror was an 8-gun bomb vessel launched in 1779 and sold in 1812.
  • HMS Terror was a 4-gun gunboat, formerly a Dutch hoy. She was purchased in 1794 and sold in 1804.
  • HMS Terror was a 10-gun bomb vessel launched in 1813 and converted to a discovery vessel in 1836. She was involved in the bombardment of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812. She and her sister ship HMS Erebus took part in James Clark Ross's expedition to Antarctica from 1839 to 1843. The two ships were converted to screw propulsion in 1844, and took part in John Franklin's expedition to the Arctic in 1845, where they became trapped in ice near King William Island and were abandoned in 1848.
  • HMS Terror was a 16-gun iron screw floating battery launched in 1856. She became the base ship at Bermuda in 1857 and was sold in 1902.
  • HMS Terror was previously the iron screw troopship HMS Malabar. She was launched in 1866, became a base ship in 1897 and was renamed Terror in 1901. She was put up for sale in 1914 and was sold in 1918.
  • HMS Terror was a 12-gun Erebus-class monitor launched in 1916. She was sunk in an air attack in 1941.

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