Five ships of the
Royal Navyhave been named HMS "Calcutta", after the Indian city of Calcutta(now Kolkata).
* The first "Calcutta" was a 54-gun
fourth-rateship, originally the East Indiaman"Warley" and purchased in 1795, captured by the French in 1805 and destroyed by British ships in 1809.
* The second "Calcutta" was an 84-gun
second-rateship launched in 1831, converted to a gunnery shipin 1865 and sold in 1908.
* The third "Calcutta" was the "Hercules" (1868), renamed in 1909.
* The fourth "Calcutta" was the gunboat "Handy" (1883), renamed in 1916.
* The fifth "Calcutta" was a
light cruiserlaunched in 1918 and sunk in action 1941.
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