Below is some genealogy information on the Hannibal, a ship from the Royal Navy, that may help searches for military ancestors.
Building of the Royal Navy (900-1793).
Description: The first ship to bear the name HMS Hannibal was a 50-gun fourth-rate launched in 1779. She was captured by the French in 1782.
The second ship to bear this name was a 14-gun sloop bought in 1782. She foundered in 1788.
The third ship to bear this name was a 74-gun third-rate launched in 1786.
- 1787-1787: Captain Roger Boger.
- 1790-1790: Captain John Colpoys.
French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
Description: In 1793 she captured the French ship Etoile du Matin (with HMS Hector). In 1795 she captured the French ship Gentille, shared in the recapture of the Calidcot Castle and the capture of the French ship Jean Bart and captured the French ships Grand Volitgeur, Convention and Petit Tonnare. The Gentille was taken into service as HMS Gentille. In 1796 she captured the French ship Alerte (with HMS Sampson). She was captured by the French in 1801, losing 75 men in the action.
- 1794-1795: Captain John Markham.
- 1796-1798: Captain T. Lewis.
- 1798-1798: Captain Robert Campbell.
- 1798-1800: Captain E.T. Smith.
- 1800-1800: Captain John Loring.
- 1801-1801: Captain Solomon Ferris.
The fourth ship to bear the name HMS Hannibal was a 74-gun third-rate launched in 1810. In 1814 she captured the French ship Sultane.
Pax Britannica (1815-1895)
Description: She was used for harbour service from 1825. She was broken up in 1833.
The fifth ship to bear the name HMS Hannibal was a 91-gun screw second-rate launched in 1854. She was hulked in 1874.
- 1854-1855: Captain Frederick William Grey.
- 1855-1856: Rear-Admiral Houston Stewart.
- 1855-1856: Captain John Charles Dalrymple Hay.
- 1858-1858: Captain George Fowler Hastings.
- 1858-1859: Captain George Thomas Gordon.
- 1859-1861: Rear-Admiral George Rodney Mundy.
- 1859-1859: Captain Matthew Connolly.
- 1860-1861: Captain Arthur Farquhar.
- 1863-1863: Commander Charles Thomas Curme.
- 1863-1863: Captain John Seccombe.