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Encyclopedia > HMS Bulldog

Seven vessels of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Bulldog, after the bulldog: The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ... Country of origin United Kingdom Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The English Bulldog, often called simply the Bulldog, is a medium_sized dog breed that originated in the United Kingdom. ...

  • The first Bulldog was a small 4-gun vessel bought in March 1794 and sold later in the same year.
  • The second Bulldog was a 16-gun sloop launched in 1782 but converted to a Royal Navy bomb vessel in 1798. She was broken up at Portsmouth in December 1829.
  • The third Bulldog was a wooden steam powered paddle sloop launched in 1845 but ran aground in 1865 whilst attacking Haiti as part of a punitive raid against revolutionaries who had seized the British consulate. Unable to get her off of the reef, the British blew her up.
  • The fourth Bulldog was a third class gunboat of the Ant-class, sold for scrapping in 1906.
  • The fifth Bulldog was a Beagle class destroyer scrapped in 1920.
  • The sixth Bulldog was a destroyer launched in 1930 and scrapped in 1946. She is most famous for the actions of some of her crew in making the first capture of an Enigma machine.
  • The seventh Bulldog was launched in 1967 as the lead ship of the Bulldog-class coastal survey ships and sold in 2001 for conversion to a private yacht.

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