Ten vessels of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Scorpion after the carnivorous arthropod:
- HMS Scorpion (1746), a 14-gun sloop which sank in the irish Sea in 1762.
- HMS Scorpion (1785), a 16-gun sloop sold in 1802.
- HMS Scorpion (1794), a gunvessel purchased in 1794 and sold in 1804
- HMS Scorpion (1803), a Cruizer-class brig-sloop sold in 1819.
- HMS Scorpion (1832), a Cherokee-class brig-sloop, converted to a survey vessel in 1848 and on loan to the Thames Police from 1858. Broken up 1874.
- HMS Scorpion (1863), one of a pair of turret ships constructed for the Confederate States of America, under the cover story that they were intended for Egypt, but seized by the British Government before launch. Sunk whilst being towed to the USA in 1903, where she was to be scrapped.
- HMS Scorpion (1910), a Beagle-class destroyer which took part in the World War 1 Dardanelles Campaign, and sold for scrapping in 1921.
- HMS Scorpion (1937), a river gunboat sunk by Japanese destroyers in Banka Strait in 1942.
- HMS Scorpion (1942), an "S" class destroyer built by Cammell Laird, and sold to the Netherlands in 1945.
- HMS Scorpion (D64), a Weapon-class destroyer launched in 1946 and scrapped in 1971.
- HMS Scorpion, a fictional submarine featured in the British 2006 TV film Ghostboat
References[edit | edit source]
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- "HMS Scorpion". Navy Historical Center (United States Navy). http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-fornv/uk/uksh-s/scorpn7.htm. Retrieved 2008-08-19.
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