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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.