- HMS Black Joke
Three ships of the
Royal Navyhave borne the name HMS "Black Joke":
*HMS "Black Joke", commissioned in
1793, decommissioned in 1800and accidentally burnt in the Pool of Londonin 1802. In 1797she alerted the Fleet to the Dutch entry into the North Sea before the Battle of Camperdown.
*HMS "Black Joke", a hired armed
lugger, commissioned in 1806. In 1809she assisted in the capture of the French Corvette "La Mouche". She was struck from the list in 1810or 1811.
*HMS "Black Joke", the captured
slave ship"Henriquetta", commissioned in 1827, employed in destroying the slave tradeand delibrately burnt in 1832on orders from London.
*"The Sailing Navy List" by David Lyon, Conway Maritime Press Ltd, 2001, ISBN 0851778976.
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