Below is some genealogy information on the Stirling Castle, a ship from the Royal Navy, that may help searches for military ancestors.
Theatres of War, Army Regiments, Naval Detachments, RAF
Building of the Royal Navy (900-1793).
Description: The first ship to bear the name HMS Stirling Castle was a 70-gun third-rate launched in 1679. She was lost in 1703.
The second ship to bear this name was a 70-gun third-rate launched in 1705. She was hulked in 1739.
The third ship to bear this name was a 70-gun third-rate launched in 1742. She was lost in 1762.
- 1742-1742: Captain Thomas Cooper.
The fourth ship to bear this name was a 64-gun third-rate launched in 1775. In 1779 she captured the French ships Fortunee, Blanche and Elise (with HMS Suffolk, HMS Vengenace and HMS Magnificent). She was lost in 1780.
French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
Description: The fifth ship to bear the name HMS Stirling Castle was a 74-gun third-rate launched in 1811.
Pax Britannica (1815-1895)
Description: She was hulked in 1839 and used as a convict ship.
Description: The sixth ship to bear the name HMS Stirling Castle was a patrol paddler launched in 1900.
World War One
Description: She exploded in 1916, cause unknown.
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