HMS Temeraire

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  1. daggers

    daggers Member

    A relative served as a Lieutenant, RNVR, and a few of his letters to his parents have ended up with me. Most are headed with the name of his ship at the time, some printed, others not. He was mainly in light cruisers.
    With the letters is an unused piece of notepaper, headed HMS Temeraire. Can anyone help with this, as Wikipedia is not very clear about WW2? Was she a stone frigate?
    Thanks, Daggers
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    HMS Temeraire - Wikipedia
    HMS Temeraire (1759) was a 74-gun third-rate ship of the line captured from the French after the Battle of Lagos on 19 August 1759 and sold in 1784.
    HMS Temeraire was a cutter or xebec that HMS Dido captured in 1795 in the Mediterranean. The French Navy had commissioned her in October 1793 as the 6-gun Révolutionaire and renamed her in 1794. She was broken up in 1803.
    HMS Temeraire (1798) was a 98-gun second rate launched in 1798. She fought in the Battle of Trafalgar and was later used as a prison ship and then a receiving ship, and was broken up in 1838, recorded in The Fighting Temeraire Tugged To Her Last Berth To Be Broken Up by J.M.W Turner.
    HMS Temeraire (1876) was an iron-hulled screw-propelled ship launched in 1876. She carried two disappearing guns on board. She became a training ship and was renamed Indus II in 1904, Akbar in 1915, and was sold in 1921.
    HMS Temeraire (1907) was a Bellerophon-class battleship launched in 1907 and sold in 1921.
    HMS Temeraire (1939) was to have been a Lion-class battleship. She was laid down in 1939 but construction was suspended later that year, and she was cancelled in 1944.
    HMS Temeraire was the Upper Yardmen training establishment at Port Edgar, South Queensferry, Scotland between 1955 and 1960.
    HMS Temeraire is the Directorate of Naval Physical Training and Sport (DNPTS) in Portsmouth. It was established in 1910 and commissioned as HMS Temeraire in 1971.

    Others more experienced in Naval matters would clarify more easily I hope

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  3. daggers

    daggers Member

    Thanks for that, as it shows other readers what my problem is. I should add that the printed letterhead includes the words 'Home Fleet'.
  4. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    With this added information I would now suspect that the HMS Temeraire referred to is the 1907 Battleship. She was a member of the Home Fleet prior to WW1. The notepaper has probably been collected as an item of interest or relates to another relative.
    HMS Temeraire (1907) - Wikipedia

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  5. daggers

    daggers Member

    Thank you. That seems to fit the circumstances.

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