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Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 92890, tabled on 21 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the unauthorised use of the term HMS.

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.