Five ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Exeter after the city of Exeter in Devon.
- HMS Exeter was a 70-gun third-rate launched in 1680. She was damaged in an explosion in 1691 and was hulked. She was broken up in 1717.
- HMS Exeter was a 60-gun fourth-rate launched in 1697. She was rebuilt to carry 58 guns in 1744 and was broken up in 1763.
- HMS Exeter was a 64-gun third-rate launched in 1763. She was burned as unseaworthy in 1784.
- HMS Exeter was a York class heavy cruiser launched in 1929. She fought at the River Plate in 1939, and was sunk at the Battle of the Java Sea in 1942.
- HMS Exeter was to have been a frigate. She was ordered in 1956, but cancelled in 1957.
- HMS Exeter was a Type 42 destroyer, launched in 1979. She served in the Falklands War and the Gulf War, and was in service until she was decommissioned on 27 May 2009.
- Sadras, 1782
- Providien, 1782
- Negapatam, 1782
- Trincomalee, 1782
- River Plate, 1939
- Malaya, 1942
- Sunda Strait, 1942
- Falklands, 1982
- Kuwait, 1991
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