HMS Thunderer

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Five major warships and one shore establishment of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Thunderer :


Additional minor war vessel, and cancelled uses of the name:

  • HMS Thunderer (1776) was a 14-gun ketch-rigged 'Radeau' gun-raft, which was awarded the Battle Honour Lake Champlain 1776, but was lost the following year.
  • HMS Thunderer (1818) was to have been a 74-gun third-rate, but she was renamed HMS Talavera in 1817, prior to her launch in 1818
  • HMS Thunderer (1939) was to have been a Lion-class battleship. She was ordered in 1939, but work was suspended in 1942, and she was finally cancelled in 1944