HMS Quail

HMS Quail

Six ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Quail after the quail.

  • was a 4-gun schooner launched in 1806 and sold in 1816.
  • was a cutter tender launched in 1817. There were plans to renamed her HMS Providence in 1822, but this never happened, and she was broken up by 1829.
  • was a 4-gun cutter launched 1830 and fitted out for the Liberian government in 1859.
  • was an Albacore class wood screw gunboat launched in 1856 and broken up in 1861.
  • was a Quail-class destroyer launched in 1895. She was reclassified as a B class destroyer in 1913 and was sold for scrap in 1919.
  • was a Q class destroyer launched in 1942. She struck a mine on 15 November 1943 and sank while under tow on 18 June 1944.

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