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Six ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Narcissus after the Narcissus of mythology, or after the Narcissi flowers.

  • The first Narcissus was a 20-gun sixth-rate launched in 1781 and wrecked in 1796.
  • The second Narcissus was a 32-gun fifth-rate launched in 1801, a convict ship after 1823, and sold 1837.
  • A 28-gun sixth-rate Narcissus of 601 tons was ordered in 1846 but cancelled in 1848.
  • A 50-gun fourth-rate Narcissus of 1,996 tons was ordered in 1849 and cancelled in 1857.
  • The third Narcissus was a wooden-hulled screw frigate in service from 1859 to 1883.
  • The fourth Narcissus was an armoured cruiser launched in 1886 and sold in 1906.
  • The fifth Narcissus was a Acacia-class sloop in use from 1915 to 1922.
  • The sixth Narcissus was a Flower-class corvette launched in 1941 and sold 1946.


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