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Three ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Gladiator, after the Gladiators of the ancient Roman Empire:HMS Gladiator (1783) was a fifth rate ship of the line launched in 1783. She spent her entire career on harbour service, never once putting to sea. She was broken up in 1817.
HMS Gladiator (1844) was a wood paddle frigate launched in 1844 and broken up in 1879.
HMS Gladiator (1896) was an Arrogant-class second class protected cruiser, launched in 1896 and sunk on 25 April 1908 in a collision off the Isle of Wight.