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HMS Violet

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Seven ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Violet, after the flower of the genus viola:

  • HMS Violet was a ship present in the fleet sent against the Spanish Armada in 1588. She may have been a hired vessel.
  • HMS Violet was a 44-gun ship captured in 1652 and broken up in 1672.
  • HMS Violet was a lugger transferred from HM Customs in 1806 and broken up in 1812.
  • HMS Violet was a tender purchased in 1835 and sold in 1842.
  • HMS Violet was an iron paddle packet ship launched in 1845 and sold in 1854.
  • HMS Violet was an Albacore class wood screw gunboat launched in 1856 and sold in 1864.
  • HMS Violet was a Violet class destroyer launched in 1897, reclassified as a C class destroyer in 1913 and sold in 1920.
  • HMS Violet was a Flower class corvette launched in 1940 and sold into mercantile service in 1947.
  • References

    HMS Violet Wikipedia

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