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HMS President Several ships of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS President, after the office of president meaning one who presides over an assembly. In the case of the original British ship, the name particularly applied to the Lord President of the Privy Council.
HMS Prince of Wales (1860) HMS Prince of Wales was a Royal Navy 121-gun screw-propelled first-rate ship of the line launched on January 25 1860. The advent of ironclads had made her obsolete before launch, so she was placed in reserve and never fitted for sea.
HMS Prince of Wales (1902) HMS Prince of Wales (1902) was a London class battleship, a sub-class of the Formidable-class battleships of the British Royal Navy. HMS Prince of Wales (1902) was the sixth of seven ships of the Royal Navy that have had the name HMS Prince of Wales.
HMS Prince of Wales (1939) HMS Prince of Wales was a King George V-class battleship of the Royal Navy, built at the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead, England. The Prince of Wales had a brief but active career, helping to stop the Bismarck and carrying Churchill to the Newfoundland Conference; however her loss to Japanese land-based bombers in the Far East in 1941 is one of the events that led to the end of the battleship being considered the predominant class in naval warfare.
HMS Prince of Wales (CVF) HMS Prince of Wales is the name believed to have been assigned to the second of the Royal Navy's two CVF aircraft carriers, believed to be entering serivce in 2015."Queen Elizabeth class Future Aircraft Carrier CVF (002).
HMS Quality (G62) HMS Quality (G62) was a Q class destroyer of the Royal Navy laid down by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Limited at Wallsend-on-Tyne on 10 October 1940, launched on 6 October 1941 and commissioned on 4th August 1942. She served in the Mediterranean in the North African Landings and in 1944 in the Far East.
HMS Queen Elizabeth (CVF) HMS Queen Elizabeth is the name believed to have been assigned to the first of the Royal Navy's two new CVF aircraft carriers, believed to be entering serivce in 2012."Queen Elizabeth class Future Aircraft Carrier CVF (002).
HMS Queen Charlotte Four ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Queen Charlotte after Charlotte, queen consort of King George III of the United Kingdom. (Note that before any of these ships were launched by the Royal Navy there was an earlier British ship of a similar name; the Queen Charlotte was a merchant ship; it was after this merchant ship that the Queen Charlotte Islands were called in 1787.
HMS Queenborough (G30) HMS Queenborough (G30) was a Q-class destroyer laid down by Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardsonâ€™s Limited at Wallsend-on-Tyne on 6 November 1940, launched on 16 January 1942 and commissioned on 10 December 1942.
HMS Raider (P275) HMS Raider (P275) is an Archer class patrol and training vessel of the British Royal Navy, used to fulfil the sea-training syllabus of the Cambridge University Royal Naval Unit (CURNU). Based in Ipswich, HMS Raider is used to conduct sea-training at weekends during term-time; travelling to ports on the east coast and on the continent.
HMS Raisonnable (1768) HMS Raisonnable was a 64-gun 3rd rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, named for the ship of the same name captured from the French in 1758. She was built at Chatham Dockyard, launched on 10 December 1768 and commissioned on 17 November 1770 under the command of Captain Maurice Suckling (Horatio Nelson's uncle).
HMS Rajah (D10) The USS Prince (CVE-45) (originally named McClure, designated AVG-45 then later ACV-45) was an escort aircraft carrier laid down 17 December 1942 by Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Co., Tacoma, Washington, renamed Prince 13 November 1942; launched 18 May 1943; sponsored by Mrs.
HMS Raleigh (shore establishment) HMS Raleigh is the modern-day basic training facility of the Royal Navy at Torpoint, near Plymouth. It is spread over several square miles, and has damage control simulators and fire-fighting training facilities.
HMS Ranger There have been 15 different HMS Rangers in the Royal Navy over the past 300 years, from the sloop hired in 1718 by Lt Robert Maynard in order to capture and kill the legendary pirate Blackbeard, to the present P2000 allocated to Sussex URNU. Most, somewhat appropriately, were small vessels in coastal service, but also included several ships of note:
HMS Ranger (P293) HMS Ranger is an Archer-class patrol and training vessel of the British Royal Navy, based in HMNB Portsmouth. She is affiliated to Sussex University Royal Naval Unit (or URNU), which has its offices at the University of Sussex, Brighton.
HMS Reclaim HMS Reclaim was a deep diving and submarine rescue vessel of the British Royal Navy. She was originally intended to be a King Salvor Class Ocean Salvage Vessel and was fitted with specialised equipment including underwater television cameras and sonar and echosounding apparatus.
HMS Relentless (H85) HMS Relentless (H85) was an R-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service during World War II. She was later converted into a Type 15 fast anti-submarine frigate, with the new pennant number F185.
HMS Repulse (1916) HMS Repulse was a Renown-class battlecruiser, the second to last battlecruiser built by John Brown and Company, Clydebank, Scotland, for the Royal Navy. She was originally intended to be a unit of the R class battleships, but was ordered to a modified design.
HMS Resolution (1667) HMS Resolution was a 70-gun third-rate ship of the line of the English Royal Navy, and one of only three third-rate vessels built by noted maritime architect Sir Anthony Deane. She was the flagship in an expedition against the Barbary Corsairs in 1669 and took part in the unsuccessful attack on the Dutch Smyrna convoy, which resulted in the Third Dutch WarDCMS announcement of protection.
HMS Resolution (Cook) HMS Resolution was a sloop of the Royal Navy, the ship in which Captain James Cook made his second and third voyages of exploration in the Pacific. She impressed him enough that he called her "the ship of my choice", and "the fittest for service of any I have seen.
HMS Revenge (1577) HMS Revenge, built at a cost of ÂŁ4,000 at the Royal Dockyard of Deptford in 1577 by Mathew Baker, Master Shipwright, was to usher in a new style of ship building that would revolutionize naval warfare for the next three hundred years. A comparatively small vessel, weighing about 500 tons, being about half the size of the Henri GrĂ˘ce Ă Dieu, the Revenge was rated as a galleon.
HMS Rose (1757) HMS Rose was a sixth-rate frigate built in Hull, England in 1757. Her activities in suppressing smuggling in the colony of Rhode Island provoked the formation of what became the Continental Navy, precursor of the modern United States Navy.
HMS Rotherham (H09) HMS Rotherham, built in 1942, was one of eight R class destroyers that served during the Second World War (the others being Relentless, Roebuck, Rocket, Redoubt, Rapid, Raider and Racehorse). HMS Rotherham spent most of the war patrolling the waters of the East Indies and was present offshore during the Japanese surrender of Singapore.
HMS Royal Charles (1655) The 80-gun warship Naseby was built by Peter Pett and launched at Woolwich dockyard in 1655 and originally named in honour of Oliver Cromwell's decisive 1645 victory over the Royalist forces during the English Civil Wars. With the Restoration she was renamed HMS Royal Charles, and served as the ship that brought king Charles II back to England in 1660, captained by Sir Edward Montagu.
HMS Royal Oak Seven (or eleven, depending on how one counts) vessels of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Royal Oak. The name refers to the Royal Oak in which Charles II of England hid himself during his flight from the country in the British Civil War.
HMS Royal Oak (1914) HMS Royal Oak was a Revenge-class battleship of the British Royal Navy, launched in 1914 and sunk at anchor in Scapa Flow by the German submarine U-47 early in World War II. The Royal Oak was the first capital ship of the Royal Navy to be lost in the Second World War, and only its second warship to be sunk by submarine in the conflict.
HMS Royal Sovereign (1857) HMS Royal Sovereign was originally laid down as a 120-gun first-rate wooden sailing line-of-battle ship. With the rise of steam and screw propulsion, she was ordered to be converted on the stocks to a 131-gun screw ship, with conversion begun on Jan 25, 1855.
HMS Sabre (P285) HMS Sabre (P284) is a Scimitar-class fast patrol boat of the British Royal Navy. She is a Lifespan Patrol Vessel (LPV) type boat and formerly served in inland waterway duties in Northern Ireland as MV Grey Wolf.
HMS Saintes (D84) HMS Saintes (D84) was a 1942 Battle-class fleet destroyer of the Royal Navy (RN), she and 15 sister ships being ordered under the 1942 defence estimates. She was named after the Battle of the Saintes, a Royal Navy victory over a French fleet intending to invade Jamaica in 1782.
HMS Saltash (J62) HMS Saltash (J62) was a Royal Navy Hunt class minesweeper which was launched 25 June 1918 and served through latter part of the World War I as well as through all of World War II. She was involved in the evacuation of Dunkirk, during which, on June 1 1940 she sank HMS Havant (H32) after Havant had been heavily damaged by German aircraft.
HMS Sappho (1837) HMS Sappho was a British Navy Brig that gained public notoriety for causing a diplomatic incident over the slave trade with the United States of America and then going missing of the Australian coast in 1857-58.
HMS Scimitar (P284) HMS Scimitar (P284) is a Scimitar-class fast patrol boat of the British Royal Navy. She is a Lifespan Patrol Vessel (LPV) type boat and formerly served in inland waterway duties in Northern Ireland as MV Grey Fox.
HMS Scorpion (1863) HMS Scorpion, a 2750-ton ironclad turret ship built at Birkenhead, England, was one of two sister ships secretly ordered from the Laird shipyard by the Confederate States of America government in 1862. Her true ownership was concealed by the fiction that she was being constructed as the Egyptian warship El Tousson.
HMS Scott (H131) HMS Scott (H131) is an ocean-going survey vessel of the Royal Navy. Not only is she the largest vessel in the Fleet's Hydrographic Squadron, and the seventh largest in the entire fleet, but she is also the largest survey vessel in Western Europe.
HMS Seraph (P219) HMS Seraph (pennant number P219) was an S-class submarine of the British Royal Navy. She carried out a number of intelligence and special operations during World War II, the most famous of which was Operation Mincemeat.
HMS Shah (D21) The USS Jamaica (CVE-43) (originally AVG-43 then later ACV-43), was an escort aircraft carrier laid down 13 November 1942 as MC Hull 254 and launched under Maritime Commission contract by Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., (later Todd-Pacific), Tacoma, Washington, 21 April 1943; sponsored by Mrs.
HMS Shannon (1803) The third HMS Shannon was a 36-gun wooden frigate of the British Royal Navy built at Frindsbury on the River Medway on the Thames Estuary. She was completed on the 3 September, 1803 during the Napoleonic Wars, but her name was changed from HMS Pallas to Shannon shortly before construction, traditionally an omen of bad luck for a ship.
HMS Shannon (1806) The HMS Shannon was a Royal Navy 38 gun frigate of the Leda class, launched in 1806 in Frindsbury, Kent. She won a noteworthy naval victory on June 1, 1813, during the War of 1812, against the American Navy's USS Chesapeake.
HMS Shannon (1875) The eighth HMS Shannon was the first British armoured cruiser. She was the last Royal Navy ironclad to be built which had a propeller that could be hoisted out of the water to reduce drag when she was under sail, and the first to have an armoured deck.
HMS Sheffield (D80) HMS Sheffield (D80) was the second Royal Navy ship to bear the name Sheffield, after the city of Sheffield in Yorkshire. She was a Type 42 Guided Missile Destroyer laid down by Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering at Barrow-in-Furness on 15 January 1970, launched on 10 June 1971 and commissioned on 16 February 1975.
HMS Sheffield (F96) HMS Sheffield (F96) was a Type 22 frigate of the Royal Navy. She was originally intended to be named Bruiser but was named Sheffield in honour of the previous Sheffield (D80), a Type 42 destroyer sunk in the Falklands War.
HMS Sirius (1786) Berwick was built by Watsons of Rotherhithe in 1780 for the East India trade. She is best known under the name HMS Sirius, as the flagship of the First Fleet, which set out from England in 1787 to establish the first European colony in New South Wales.
HMS Skate (1916) HMS Skate (H39) was an Admiralty R class destroyer of the Royal Navy that was laid down and completed during World War I. Skate was the sole survivor of her class by 1939, and saw extensive service during World War II as a convoy escort.
HMS Slinger (D26) The USS Chatham (CVE-32) (originally designated AVG-32, then later ACV-32) was transferred to the United Kingdom 11 August 1943 under lend-lease and renamed HMS Slinger (D26). Outfitted by the British as a transport carrier, the ship was mined on 5 February 1944 but returned to service, 17 October.
HMS Sluys (D60) HMS Sluys (D60) was a Battle-class destroyer of the Royal Navy (RN). She was named in honour of the Battle of Sluys which occurred in 1340 during the Hundred Year's War, and which resulted in a decisive English victory over a French fleet.
HMS Smiter (D55) The USS Vermillion (CVE-52) (previously AVG-52 then later ACV-52) was laid down on 10 May 1943 by the Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., as a Prince William class auxiliary aircraft carrier; redesignated an escort aircraft carrier, CVE-52, on 10 June 1943; assigned to the United Kingdom under Lend-Lease on 23 June 1943; launched on 27 September 1943; and accepted by Britain on 20 January 1944.
HMS Solebay (D70) HMS Solebay (D70) was a Battle-class destroyer of the Royal Navy (RN). She was named after the Battle of Solebay which took place in 1672 between an Anglo-French force and the Dutch Navy during the Third Anglo-Dutch War.
HMS Somerset (1731) The second HMS Somerset was an 80 gun ship of the line and was launched at Woolwich in 1731. Lord George Rodney, later to triumph at the Battle of the Saintes in 1782, served in HMS Somerset in 1739 while preparing for his Lieutenantâ€™s exams.
HMS Somerset (1748) The third HMS Somerset was a British man-of-war involved in several notable battles of the Seven Years War and the American Revolutionary War. His Majesty's Ship Somerset was built at Chatham in 1748 but was destroyed when it ran aground in a storm in 1778.
HMS Southampton (C83) HMS Southampton was a member of the first group of five ships of the "Town" class of light cruisers. Southampton saw heavy service in World War II, and was hit by either two or three bombs east of Malta on November 1, 1941.
HMS Sovereign (S108) The HMS Sovereign (S108) is a nuclear powered submarine of the Swiftsure class serving in the Royal Navy. She will be decommissioned later this year and recently left Faslane to embark on a round the world deployment prior to decommission due around november.
HMS Speedy HMS Speedy was a sloop-of-war of the Royal Navy commanded by Thomas Cochrane, in which he achieved his most famous exploit, the capture of the Spanish xebec El Gamo, 32 guns and 319 men, compared to Speedy's 14 guns and 54 men, on 6 May 1801. On 8 August 1801 he was promoted to the rank of Post-Captain.
HMS Splendid (S106) The HMS Splendid (S106) was a nuclear powered submarine of the Swiftsure class. HMS Splendid was launched at Barrow on October 5, 1979, by Lady Ann Eberle, wife of Admiral Sir James Eberle, then Commander-in-Chief Fleet.
HMS Sprightly (1901) HMS Sprightly was a B-class torpedo boat destroyer of the British Royal Navy. She was built speculatively by Laird, Son & Company, Birkenhead, pre-empting further orders for vessels of this type, and was bought by the navy in 1901.
HMS Stalker (D91) The USS Hamlin (CVE-15) was one of a large group of escort aircraft carriers built on Maritime Commission C-3 hulls and transferred to the United Kingdom under lend-lease during World War II. Launched by Western Pipe & Steel Co.
HMS Starling (U66) HMS Starling (U66) was a Modified Black Swan-class sloop of the Royal Navy. She was built by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company at Govan, Scotland, launched on 14 October 1942, and commissioned on 1 April 1943.
HMS Stygian (P249) HMS Stygian (pennant number P249) was a S-class submarine of the British Royal Navy. The ship is listed as being a member of the fourth group, although she had the external stern torpedo tube fitted as in the third group.
HMS Sulphur HMS Sulphur was a Royal Navy bomb vessel in which Edward Belcher explored the Pacific coast of South America. On return to England in 1839 by the Trans-Pacific route, it participates in the war in China between 1840 and 1841.
HMS Sultan HMS Sultan is the home of Royal Naval School of Marine Engineering (RNSME) and the Royal Naval Air Engineering and Survival School (RNAESS) whose primary function is to supply the Fleet with engineering Officers and Ratings of the highest quality. The sheer size of the organisation generates spare training capacity that is sold on to foreign Navies and British industry in the form of bespoke courses and apprenticeships.
HMS Sultan (1870) HMS Sultan was a broadside ironclad of the Royal Navy of the Victorian era, who carried her main armament in a central box battery. She was named for Sultan AbdĂĽlĂ˘ziz of the Ottoman Empire, who was visiting England when she was laid down.
HMS Sultana HMS Sultana was a small Royal Navy schooner that patrolled the American coast from 1768 through 1772, preventing smuggling and collecting duties. She was retired when unrest in the American colonies required larger, better armed patrol craft.
HMS Surprise (ship) HMS Surprise is a modern tall ship, built at Lunenberg, Nova Scotia as Rose in 1970 to a Phil Bolger design based on the original 18th century Admiralty drawings. She was a replica of HMS Rose, a sixth-rate frigate built in 1757.
HMS Sverige Sverige was a Swedish Pansarskepp (Coastal Battleship) during the last year of World War I and onward into the fifties. Her cost was approximately 12 million kronor in 1912, and the entire sum was raised in public in a nationwide fundraising campaign that gained over 15 million (approximately 650 mKr, in 2005 Kr) The fundraising was done because of the Karl Staaff government's reluctance to spend money on a new battleship.
HMS Swale (K217) HMS Swale (K217) was a Royal Navy frigate of the River class, built by Smithâ€™s Dock Co Ltd on the Tees in north-east England. Commissioned on 14 June 1942, she played an active role in the Battle of the Atlantic, and was accredited with the sinking of two U-boats.
HMS Swift (1907) HMS Swift was a unique destroyer leader designed and built for the Royal Navy prior to World War I, yet another product of Admiral "Jackie" Fisher's relentless quest for speed. She was designed to be the prototype for a class of large ocean-going destroyers, but remained something of an abortion; the only ship in the Royal Navy of this type, size and design.
HMS Temeraire (1798) HMS Temeraire was a 98-gun second-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched in 1798 at Chatham, which fought at the Battle of Trafalgar. She was named after the French 74-gun ship taken at the Battle of Lagos (1759), following the British custom of naming new ships after old prizes.
HMS Temeraire (1876) HMS Temeraire was an ironclad battleship of the Victorian Royal Navy which was unique in that she carried her main armament partly in the traditional broadside battery, and partly in barbettes on the upper deck.
HMS Terror (1813) HMS Terror was a bomb vessel designed by Sir Henry Peake and constructed by the Royal Navy in the Davy shipyard in Topsham, Devon. The ship, variously listed as being of either 326 or 340 tons, carried two mortars, one 13-inch and one 10-inch.
HMS Thane (D48) The USS Sunset (CVE-48) (previously AVG-48 then ACV-48) was assigned on 23 August 1942 to MC hull 259, a modified C3-S-A1 laid down on 23 February 1943 by Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Tacoma, Washington; launched on 15 July and redesignated CVE-48 the same day; sponsored by Mrs.
HMS Thetis (N25) HMS Thetis (N25) was a Group 1 T-class submarine of the Royal Navy which sank on 1 June 1939 with the loss of 99 lives. The submarine was salvaged, repaired and recomissioned as Thunderbolt, subsequently sunk with all hands on March 14 1943.
HMS Tiara (P351) HMS Tiara (P351) was a Royal Navy Group Three T-class submarine laid down at Portsmouth Dockyard on April 8 1943 and launched on April 18 1944. However the war ended before she was completed and she arrived at Dover Industries for scrapping in June 1947.
HMS Tiger (1913) Considered by many warship enthusiasts to be one of the aesthetically most pleasing warship of the 20th century, the eleventh HMS Tiger was a battlecruiser of the Royal Navy, built by John Brown and Company, Clydebank, Scotland, and launched in 1913. Tiger was the most heavily armoured battlecruiser of the Royal Navy at the start of World War I.
HMS Tiger (C20) HMS Tiger was a conventional cruiser of the Royal Navy, one of a three ship class known as the Tiger class. Tiger started out as Bellerophon laid down in 1941 at the John Brown Shipyard as part of the Minotaur class of light cruisers.
HMS Tireless (P327) HMS Tireless (P 327), a Taciturn- or T-class submarine, was the first ship of the Royal Navy to bear that name. She was authorized under the 1941 War Emergency Program and her keel was laid down on 30 October 1941 at Portsmouth Dockyard.
HMS Tonnant (1792) HMS Tonnant was a 3rd rate ship of the line, mounting 80 guns, which was originally built in 1792 as the French ship Tonnant ("Thundering"). She fought in the battles of Genoa on 14 March 1795 and the Nile on 1 August 1798, in which she was captured by the British.
HMS Toronto HMS Toronto was a naval ship built by John Dennis (not the Naval Shipyards, York (Upper Canada)) at Humber River and Bloor Street in Toronto in 1799. Armed with four cannons, the ship was built to ferry government officials from York (Toronto) to the old capital of Newark (Niagara on the Lake).
HMS Torquay (F43) HMS Torquay (F43) was a Type 12 Whitby class frigate of the Royal Navy. They were the first frigate to have the "V" form hull which is certainly the most outstanding small warship design of the 20th century.
HMS Totem (P352) HMS Totem (pennant number P352) was a group three T Class submarine of the Royal Navy which entered service in the last few months of World War II. Sold to Israel in 1965 and commissioned into the Israeli Sea Corps in 1967 as INS Dakar, she sank whilst on passage from the United Kingdom to Israel in January 1968.
HMS Tracker (P274) HMS Tracker (P274) is an Archer-class patrol and training vessel of the British Royal Navy, used for training purposes by the Oxford University Royal Naval Unit (URNU). The vessel is based at HMNB Portsmouth, and is used to familiarise potential officers in the workings of the Royal Navy.
HMS Trafalgar (1887) HMS Trafalgar was one of two Trafalgar class battleships, the other being HMS Nile. They were designed to be improved versions of the Admiral and Victoria classes, having a greater displacement to allow for improved protection.
HMS Trincomalee HMS Trincomalee is a Royal Navy Leda-class sailing frigate built shortly following the end of the Napoleonic Wars. After serving as a hulk, she was restored to her original appearance, and now serves as a museum ship.
HMS Triton (N15) HMS Triton (N15) was a submarine of the Royal Navy named for the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, the personification of the roaring waters, was the lead ship of her class. Her keel was laid down on 28 August 1936 by Vickers Armstrong at Barrow-in-Furness.
HMS Troubridge (R00) HMS Troubridge (R00) was an T-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service during World War II. She was later converted into a Type 15 fast anti-submarine frigate, with the new pennant number F09.
HMS Trouncer (D85) The USS Perdido (CVE-47) (previously AVG-47, later ACV-47) was laid down as ACV-47 under Maritime Commission contract by Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Tacoma, Washington, 1 February 1943; launched 16 June 1943; sponsored by Mrs.
HMS Truculent (P315) HMS Truculent was a British submarine that sank after a collision with a freighter in the Thames estuary in 1950. Most of the crew survived the initial collision and managed to escape the stricken sub, but then perished in the freezing cold mid winter conditions on the mud islands that litter the Thames estuary.
HMS Trumpeter (D09) The USS Bastian (CVE-37) (originally AVG-37 and then ACV-37) was an escort aircraft carrier built by Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Tacoma, Washington, laid down on 25 August 1942 and launched 15 December 1942.
HMS Tyne (P281) HMS Tyne (Pennant Number P281) is the 6th Royal Navy ship to carry the name Tyne. She is a River class offshore patrol vessel vessel built by Vosper Thornycroft in Southampton to serve as fishery protection units within the United Kingdom's waters along with her two sister ships Mersey and Severn.
HMS Unicorn (1748) HMS Unicorn was a 28-gun, frigate of the Royal Navy. Originally ordered as a 24 gun ship to the draft of the French privateer Tyger, the ship, as well as the Lyme to the same draught, were modified to become the first true frigates of the Royal Navy.
HMS Unicorn (I72) HMS Unicorn (I72) was a UK maintenance aircraft carrier and occasional light fleet carrier that saw war service in World War II from 1943 until the Japanese surrender and again during the Korean War. She was the only ship of her class, her design influenced by the Ark Royal class.
HMS Vanguard (1748) The fourth HMS Vanguard was a 70-gun third-rate of the British Royal navy launched in 1748. She took part in the capture of Louisbourg in 1758 under Admiral Edward Boscawen, and in the capture of Quebec in 1759 under Admiral Charles Saunders.
HMS Vanguard (1909) The eighth HMS Vanguard of the British Royal Navy was a St Vincent class battleship, an enhancement of the "Dreadnought" design built by Vickers at Barrow-in-Furness. She was designed and built during the Anglo-German naval arms race and spent her life in the British Home Fleet.
HMS Venerable (R63) HMS Venerable (R63) was a Colossus-class aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy. She served for only the last few months of World War II, In 1948 she was sold to the Netherlands and renamed HNLMS Karel Doorman (R81), and subsequently sold to Argentina and renamed Veinticinco de Mayo.
HMS Vengeance (R71) HMS Vengeance was a Colossus-class aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy, laid down on 16 November 1942 at Swan Hunter, launched 23 February 1944, and commissioned 15 January 1945. Vengeance left for the Far East to reinforce the British Pacific Fleet.
HMS Victoria (1887) HMS Victoria was one of two Victoria class battleships of the Royal Navy. On 22 June 1893 she collided with HMS Camperdown near Tripoli, Lebanon during manoeuvres and quickly sank taking 358 crew with her, including the commander of the British Mediterranean Fleet, Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon.
HMS Victorious (1808) The second HMS Victorious (the first being HMS Victorious (1785)) was a 74-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy. She was launched at Portsmouth in 1808, just five years after the first of the lineage was broken up.
HMS Victorious (R38) HMS Victorious (R38) was the second Illustrious-class aircraft carrier ordered under the 1936 Naval Programme. She was laid down at the Vickers-Armstrong shipyard at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 1937, and launched just two weeks into World War II in 1939.
HMS Victory HMS Victory is a 104-gun ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built between 1759 and 1765. She is the oldest naval ship still in commission and the only remaining ship of the line except for the Regalskeppet Vasa.
HMS Vidette (D48) HMS Vidette (D48) was an Admiralty V class destroyer of the Royal Navy. She was laid down by Alexander Stephens & Sons Limited in Linthouse, Govan on February 1 1917, was launched on February 28 1918, and completed on April 27 1918.
HMS Vigo (D31) HMS Vigo (D31) was a Battle-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. She was named after the Battle of Vigo, which took place in 1702 during the War of Spanish Succession between a British-Dutch Fleet and the French, and which ended in a victory for the British.