Chatham Historic Dockyard Railway

R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co. Ltd. 0-4-0ST, Works No.2564, Built 1903.

Four ships of the Royal Navy have been named H.M.S. EXPRESS.

  1. Was a small 6-gun schooner-rigged advice boat, launched in 1800.
    The ship was sold in 1813.
  2. Was a B-class torpedo boat destroyer, built by Laird, Sons & Co., Birkenhead.
    It was laid down on the 1st December 1896, launched 11th December 1897 and completed in February 1902.
    It was scrapped in 1921.
  3. Was a E-class destroyer, built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson and launched on the 29th May 1934.
    In June 1943, it was transferred to Canada and renamed H.M.C.S. GATINEAU.
  4. Is an Archer class P2000-type patrol and training vessel, built by Vosper Thornycroft and commissioned in 1988.
    The ship is still in service, as of 2011.

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