Seven ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Mars, after Mars, the Roman god of war:
- The first Mars was a 50-gun ship, originally Dutch, captured in the Second Anglo-Dutch War in 1665, and sold in 1667.
- The second Mars was a 64-gun third-rate ship of the line, originally French, captured by HMS Nottingham off Cape Clear in 1746. She was wrecked in 1755 near Halifax, Nova Scotia.
- The third Mars was a 74-gun third-rate, launched in 1759 and sold in 1784.
- The fourth Mars was a 32-gun fifth-rate, originally Dutch, captured in the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War in 1781 in the West Indies, and sold in 1784.
- The fifth Mars, was a 74-gun third-rate, launched in 1794. She took part in the Spithead mutiny in 1797 and the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. She was broken up in 1823.
- The sixth Mars, was an 80-gun second-rate, launched in 1848, converted to screw propulsion, and sold in 1929. Between 1869 and 1929 she served as a training ship.
- The seventh Mars was a Majestic-class battleship, launched in 1896. She served as a guardship and transport in World War I and was sold in 1921.
- Mars was to have been a cruiser, but was cancelled in 1946.
- A Colossus-class aircraft carrier was named Mars in 1942, but renamed before being launched as HMS Pioneer in 1944.
- RFA Wave Duke (A246), previously called SS Empire Mars
- MARS tanker (Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability) project for the Royal Navy
- Mars (disambiguation)
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
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