HMS Wasp

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Nine ships and one shore establishment of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Wasp, with one other government vessel using the name:

Ships

  • was an 8-gun sloop launched in 1749. She was sold in 1781.
  • was a 16-gun brig-sloop launched in 1780. She was used as a fireship in 1798 and expended in 1800.
  • was originally a French 16-gun cutter called Espion. She was captured in 1782 and sold in 1784.
  • was a 4-gun gunvessel purchased in 1794 from the Dutch. She was sold in 1801.
  • was originally a French 14-gun sloop captured in 1800. She was sold in 1811.
  • was an 18-gun Cruizer-class brig-sloop launched in 1812. She was broken up in 1847.
  • was an Archer-class wooden screw sloop launched in 1850. She was sold in 1869.
  • was a Banterer-class composite screw gunboat launched in 1880. She was wrecked in 1884 and finally sold in 1910.
  • was a Bramble-class composite screw gunboat launched in 1886. She foundered 1887 after leaving Singapore


Shore Establishments



Other vessels

  • Torpedo Boat No. 191 was a second-class spar torpedo boat launched in 1883 or 1884 by Thorneycroft for Tasmanian service. Called Wasp by her builders, she was referred to only by her number when in service. She was transferred to South Australia in 1900 and sold in 1917.


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