HMS Terrible

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Eight vessels of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Terrible:


  • Terrible was a gunboat that the garrison at Gibraltar launched in June 1782 during the Great Siege of Gibraltar. She was one of 12. Each was armed with an 18-pounder gun, and received a crew of 21 men drawn from Royal Navy vessels stationed at Gibraltar. Porcupine provided Revenge's crew.[1]

Citations and references[edit]


  1. ^ Drinkwater (1905), p.246.


  • Drinkwater, John (1905) A History of the Siege of Gibraltar, 1779-1783: With a Description and Account of that Garrison from the Earliest Times. (J. Murray).