Ten ships of the Royal Navy have been called HMS Thunder, while an eleventh was planned but never built:
Several ships and one submarine of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Dreadnought in the expectation that they would "dread nought", i.e. "fear nothing". The 1906 ship was one of the Royal Navy's most famous vessels; battleships built after her were referred to as 'dreadnoughts', and earlier battleships became known as pre-dreadnoughts.
Several ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Resolution. However, the first English warship to bear the name Resolution was actually the first rate Prince Royal, which was renamed Resolution in 1650 following the inauguration of the Commonwealth, and continued to bear that name until 1660, when the name Prince Royal was restored. The name Resolution was bestowed on the first of the vessels listed below:
Thirteen warships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Revenge:
The Royal Navy has used the name Comet no fewer than 18 times:
Six ships and a shore establishment of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Europa, after the Greek mythological character Europa.
Ten ships of the Royal Navy have carried the name HMS Spitfire, while an eleventh was planned but renamed before entering service. All are named after the euphemistic translation of Cacafuego, a Spanish treasure galleon captured by Sir Francis Drake.
Eight ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Vengeance.
Eight vessels of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Terrible:
Twelve ships and two shore establishments of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Defiance. Others have borne the name whilst serving as depot ships and tenders to the establishments:
Ten ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Fury, whilst another was planned but later cancelled:
Ten ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Scourge :
Nine ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Racehorse:
Ten ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Basilisk, after the Basilisk, a mythical lizard:
Nine ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Zephyr after Zephyrus, the Greek god of the west wind:
HMS Porcupine was a 24-gun Porcupine-class sixth-rate post ship of the Royal Navy built in 1777 and broken up in 1805. During her career she saw service in the American War of Independence and the French Revolutionary Wars.
Thirteen ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Bonetta:
HMS Blast has been the name of at least five ships of the Royal Navy:
HMS Speedwell was a mercantile vessel that the Admiralty purchased in 1780. During the American Revolutionary War she served at Gibraltar during the Great Siege. In 1796 she was converted to a brig. Although she did capture two French privateers and participate in an incident in which the Royal Navy violated Swedish neutrality, her service in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars was apparently relatively uneventful. A storm in February 1807 destroyed her with the loss of her entire crew.