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Eight ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Sapphire, after the Sapphire, a precious gemstone:HMS Sapphire (1651) was a 34-gun ship launched in 1651 and run ashore to avoid capture in 1671.
HMS Sapphire (1675) was a 32-gun fifth rate frigate launched in 1675 and scuttled by her captain (Capt. Thomas Cleasby) to prevent capture by the French in 1696.
HMS Sapphire (1708) was a 42-gun fourth rate launched in 1708, hulked in 1740 and sold in 1745.
HMS Sapphire (1741) was a 44-gun fifth rate launched in 1741. She was reduced to 32 guns in 1756 and had been hulked by 1780. She was sold in 1784,
HMS Sapphire (1806) was an 18-gun sloop launched in 1806 and sold in 1822.
HMS Sapphire (1827) was a 28-gun sixth rate launched in 1827 and sold in 1864.
HMS Sapphire (1874) was a Amethyst class wooden screw corvette launched in 1874 and sold in 1892.
HMS Sapphire (1904) was a Topaze class third-class protected cruiser launched in 1904 and sold for scrap in 1921.