The HMS Orion was a Leander class light cruiser which served in the Royal Navy during World War II.
Eight ships of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Orion, after the hunter Orion of Greek mythology.
HMS Orion was a battleship of the Royal Navy, launched in 1910, the lead ship of her class and the first "super-dreadnought". In World War I she served in the 2nd Battle Squadron of the Grand Fleet based at Scapa Flow and fought at the battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916, suffering no damage. Orion was the first battleship of the Royal Navy to adopt the superfiring turret layout pioneered by the US Navy in the South Carolina class battleships.
HMS Orion was a 74-gun 3rd rate ship of the line built at Deptford in 1787 to the design of the Canada, by William Bately. She saw far more than her fair share of action, taking part in all the major actions of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars under a series of distinguished captains.
The HMS Orion was a 91-gun screw ship launched in 1854. It was commanded from this time through to late 1857 by Captain John Elphinstone Erskine, and saw service during the Baltic war against Russia in 1855. The Orion had a crew complement of about 750 men and boys.
HMS Orion was a Belleisle class battleship of the Victorian Royal Navy. Originally constructed for the Ottoman Empire, and called Bourdjou-Zaffer, she was purchased before completion by the British Government.