HMS Jason


HMS Jason

Twelve ships of the Royal Navy have been called HMS "Jason", after the Greek mythological character Jason:

*HMS|Jason|1673|6 was a 6-gun fireship purchased in 1673 and sold in 1674.
*HMS|Jason|1747|6 was a 44-gun fifth rate captured from the French in 1747 and sold in 1793.
*HMS|Jason|1763|6 was a 32-gun fifth rate launched in 1763 and sold in 1785.
*HMS|Jason|1782|6 was a 64-gun third rate captured from the French in 1782. She was renamed HMS "Argonaut" in 1783 and was broken up in 1831.
*HMS|Jason|1794|6 was a 38-gun fifth rate launched in 1794 and wrecked in 1798.
*HMS|Jason|1800|6 was a 36-gun fifth rate launched in 1800 and wrecked in 1801.
*HMS|Jason|1804|6 was a 32-gun fifth rate launched in 1804 and broken up in 1815.
*HMS|Jason|1813|6 was a 12-gun gun-brig, formerly a French privateer. She was captured in 1813 by HMS "Venerable" and was possibly later renamed.
*HMS "Jason" was to have been a 46-gun fifth rate. She was ordered in 1817 but was cancelled in 1831.
*HMS|Jason|1859|6 was a wood screw corvette launched in 1859 and broken up in 1877.
*HMS|Jason|1892|6 was a torpedo gunboat launched in 1892, and converted to a minesweeper in 1909. She was sunk by a naval mine in 1914.
*HMS|Jason|J99|6 was a survey ship launched in 1937. She was converted to an anti-submarine vessel in 1939, and a minesweeper in 1942. She was sold in 1946 and renamed "Jaslock", and was broken up in 1950.

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