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Anyone out there know of an ONLINE resource for researching ships' names please?

I am doing some research and need to know which vessels are which - for example, there have been 5 HMS Triumphs, 15 HMS Eagles and I think the record is HMS Lion with 18.

Anyway I am hoping to be able to resolve queries about less famous names that might only have been given to 1,2 or 3 ships.

Wikipedia has quite a few entries, but I wonder if there is a more definitive source - any pointers gratefully received.

Jim
 

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For the RN Ships just do a Google Search with HMS Eagles for instance and a host of web sites come up with all the info you require
 

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Thanks very much gents, they are all good sites. Wiki has some great info that is really accessible, but it's not 100% error free - or am I too much of an anorak!

I have bought myself a "Colledge" on Amazon - it's the RN equivalent of 'Wisden', so should be of value.

Thanks again for your help

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RN ship names.

For RN ships, Google in 'Names of Royal Navy ships'.
For USN ships, Google in 'DANFS' or 'Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships'
www.hazegray may also be of some use.
Hope this helps. Sorry, not familiar with access to other foreign navies so can't help in that category.
Cheers.
 
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