HMS Janus


HMS Janus

Six ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS "Janus", after Janus, the two-faced God of Roman mythology:

*HMS|Janus|1778|6 was a 44-gun fifth rate launched in 1778. She was renamed HMS "Dromedary" later that year, and was wrecked in 1800.
*HMS|Janus|1796|6 was a 32-gun fifth rate, previously the Dutch "Argo". She was captured by HMS "Phoenix" in 1796, placed on harbour service from 1798 and was sold in 1811.
*HMS|Janus|1844|6 was a wood paddle sloop launched in 1844 and sold in 1856.
*HMS|Janus|1856|6 was a "Clown" class wood screw gunboat launched in 1856. She was used as a coal lighter from 1869 and was renamed "YC 6". She was sold in 1917.
*HMS|Janus|1895|6 was a "Janus" class destroyer launched in 1895 and reclassified as an A class destroyer in 1913. She was sold in 1914.
*HMS|Janus|F53|6 was a J class destroyer launched in 1938 and sunk in 1944.


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