HMS Barracouta


HMS Barracouta

Six ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS "Barracouta", after the fish "Thyrsites atun". Another was renamed before being launched:

*HMS|Barracouta|1782|6 was a 14-gun sloop, previously a cutter. She was purchased in 1782 and sold in 1792.
*HMS|Barracouta|1804|6 was a 4-gun schooner launched in 1804 and wrecked in 1805.
*HMS|Barracouta|1807|6 was a "Cruizer" class brig-sloop launched in 1807 and sold in 1815.
*HMS|Barracouta|1820|6 was a 10-gun "Cherokee" class brig-sloop launched in 1820. She was commissioned as a packet brig in 1829 and was sold in 1836.
*HMS|Barracouta|1851|6 was a wood paddle sloop launched in 1851 and broken up in 1881.
*HMS|Barracouta|1889|6 was a third class cruiser launched in 1889 and sold in 1905.
*HMS "Barracouta" was to have been a "Bulldog" class survey vessel, but she was renamed HMS|Beagle|A319|6 before being launched in 1967.


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