H.M.S.


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H.M.S.

or

HMS

abbreviation for
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) His (or Her) Majesty's Service
2. (Nautical Terms) His (or Her) Majesty's Ship
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References in classic literature ?
When on board H.M.S. 'Beagle,' as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the inhabitants of South America, and in the geological relations of the present to the past inhabitants of that continent.
The room was most dear to her, and she would not have changed its furniture for the handsomest in the house, though what had been originally plain had suffered all the ill-usage of children; and its greatest elegancies and ornaments were a faded footstool of Julia's work, too ill done for the drawing-room, three transparencies, made in a rage for transparencies, for the three lower panes of one window, where Tintern Abbey held its station between a cave in Italy and a moonlight lake in Cumberland, a collection of family profiles, thought unworthy of being anywhere else, over the mantelpiece, and by their side, and pinned against the wall, a small sketch of a ship sent four years ago from the Mediterranean by William, with H.M.S. Antwerp at the bottom, in letters as tall as the mainmast.
Frigate Chesapeake was killed on June 1, 1813, as his ship was captured by H.M.S. Shannon outside Boston harbor; Marengo = battle won by Napoleon against the Austrians on June 14,
Certain dispositions were therefore ordered, and, as a result, H.M.S. Norfolk (Ca ptain A.
Born in Lowestoft, Suffolk, probably about 1640; lieutenant on H.M.S. Adventure (1665); captain of H.M.S.
Born at Southampton (December 15, 1859), the son of a merchant marine captain; entered the navy as a cadet (1872); commissioned sublieutenant (1880); graduated from the gunnery theory course at the Royal Naval College with an [pound]80 prize (1883); appointed to H.M.S. Excellent as fully qualified gunnery officer (1884); gunnery lieutenant on H.M.S.
Born at Burnham Thorpe (near Burnham Market, Norfolk) (September 29, 1758), the son of a clergyman; educated at Norwich, Downham, and North Walsham; entered the Navy as a midshipman on H.M.S. Raissonable under his uncle, Capt.
Lexington versus H.M.S. Edward; Trenton (1776); Princeton (1777); Fort Penn (1778); Penobscot Bay (1778).
Born in 1881, he entered the navy, and saw action in Crete during the riots there (1898); rose to sublieutenant (1901) after action with the Naval Brigade during the Boxer Rebellion in China (June 1900-September 1901); promoted lieutenant (1903) and lieutenant commander (1911); served on Admiral Jellicoe's staff aboard H.M.S. Iron Duke (July 1914-November 1915), and was promoted commander (1915); chief navigation officer aboard H.M.S.