Five ships of the British Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Sceptre, after the sceptre, a symbol of royal authority.
The fifth HMS Sceptre (S104) is a Swiftsure-class submarine built by Vickers in Barrow-in-Furness. She was commissioned on February 14, 1978, by Lady Audrey White. She was the tenth nuclear fleet submarine to enter service with the Royal Navy.
HMS Sceptre was a third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on June 8, 1781 at Rotherhithe.
HMS Sceptre was a 74-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built by Dudman of Deptford after a design by Sir William Rule. She measured 1,727 tons burthen, with a gundeck 171' and breadth of 48'. She was launched on December 11, 1802 at Deptford.
HMS Sceptre was an R-class destroyer of the Royal Navy, launched on April 13, 1917, in Glasgow. During sea trials she averaged nearly 36 knots in force 6 wind. In total 51 ships were in this class and saw service in World War I from 1916 to 1917, suffering comparatively light losses.
HMS Sceptre (P215) was a 1940-programme S-class submarine of the Royal Navy. She was launched on January 9, 1943, in Greenock, although her keel had been laid down in July 1940.