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Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 91720, tabled on 17 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what restrictions are in place on the use of the term HMS when naming a boat.

Answered on

24 September 2020

In UK Government usage, the term 'Her Majesty's Ship' is reserved to ships, submarines and establishments of the Royal Navy, in commission.

The Ministry of Defence does not regulate the use of names or prefixes for ships or boats not operated by the Department.