Eight ships and a
shore establishment of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS , after the god Vulcan Vulcan, of Roman mythology:
HMS was an 8-gun Vulcan fireship launched in 1691 and sunk as a breakwater in 1709.
HMS was an 8-gun fireship, previously the civilian Vulcan Hunter. She was purchased in 1739 and hulked in 1743.
HMS was an 8-gun fireship, previously the civilian Vulcan Mary. She was purchased in 1745 and sold in 1749.
HMS was an 8-gun fireship, previously an American merchantman. She was purchased in 1777 and destroyed in 1782 to prevent her capture. Vulcan
HMS was a 14-gun fireship launched in 1783. She was destroyed in 1793 to prevent her capture. Vulcan
HMS was a 10-gun Vulcan bomb vessel, previously the civilian Hector. She was purchased in 1796 and was sold in 1802.
HMS was to have been an iron paddle Vulcan frigate. She was renamed HMS in 1843 before being launched in 1845. Birkenhead
HMS was an iron screw frigate launched in 1849. She was converted to a Vulcan troopship in 1851 and was sold in 1867 as the barque Jorawur.
HMS was a Vulcan depot ship launched in 1889. She was converted to a training hulk and renamed HMS Defiance III in 1931 and was scrapped in 1955. Two replacement ships were named HMS Vulcan II:
HMS was HMS Onyx Vulcan II between 1919 and 1924.
HMS was HMS Lily Vulcan II between 1923 and 1930.
HMS (1937) was a trawler used as a Vulcan depot ship for Coastal Forces, then serving as a repair ship for a minesweeping flotilla, being paid off in 1947. HMS Vulcan was involved in lifesaving after the Air Raid on Bari and had some mustard gas casualties as a result.
Establishments [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
HMRC A paddle steamer used in trials against Vulcan SS in 1839. Archimedes