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Question of La mite (07.24.2015): Hello, I saw some names of ships before the term "HMS". I want to know what it means. Thank you. :) A:
HMS stands for "Her Majesty's Ship" or "His Majesty's Ship", where there is a king or queen at the head of the British government.
All ships of the British Royal Navy carry this symbol before their name. For example: HMS Victory (photo)