HMS Vengeance

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Eight ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Vengeance.


  • Vengeance was a gunboat that the garrison at Gibraltar launched in June 1782 during the Great Siege of Gibraltar. She was one of 12. Each was armed with an 18-pounder gun, and received a crew of 21 men drawn from Royal Navy vessels stationed at Gibraltar. Speedwell provided Vengeance's crew.[1]

Battle honours[edit]

Five battle honours have been awarded to ships named HMS Vengeance.[2]

Citations and references[edit]

  1. ^ Drinkwater (1905), p.246.
  2. ^ Festberg, Alfred N. (1981). Heraldry in the Royal Australian Navy. Melbourne, VIC: Silverleaf Publishing. pp. 69–70. ISBN 9780949746009. 
  • Drinkwater, John (1905) A History of the Siege of Gibraltar, 1779-1783: With a Description and Account of that Garrison from the Earliest Times. (J. Murray).