HMS Belleisle


HMS Belleisle

Three ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS "Belleisle" after Belle Île off the coast of Brittany:

* The first "Belleisle" was a French 74-gun third-rate ship of the line named "Formidable" captured in 1795 near Belle Île. She fought at the Battle of Trafalgar and was broken up in 1814.
* The second "Belleisle" was a 74-gun third rate launched in 1819 and broken up in 1872.
* The third "Belleisle" was the lead ship of her class of ironclad battleship, originally built for the Ottoman Empire as "Peiki Shereef", but purchased in 1876, used as a coast defense ship and expended as a target ship in 1903.
* A destroyer named "Belleisle" was launched in 1946 but never completed.

ee also

*HMS "Belle Isle"

References

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