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Two warships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Indomitable:
- HMS Indomitable (1907) was the first battlecruiser in the world, beating sister ship HMS Inflexible by four months. She was launched in 1907 and scrapped in 1922.
- HMS Indomitable (92) was an Illustrious-class armoured fleet aircraft carrier launched in 1940. She served in the Second World War and was scrapped in 1955.
- HMS Indomitable was to have been an Invincible-class aircraft carrier. She was renamed HMS Ark Royal in 1978, before being launched in 1980.
In popular culture
- In early drafts of Herman Melville's novel Billy Budd, HMS Bellipotent was to have been named Indomitable. This title was used in Benjamin Britten's adaptation of the novel as an opera.
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