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ROYAL NAVY

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom’s naval warfare force. Although warships were used by English and Scottish kings from the early medieval period, the first major maritime engagements were fought in the Hundred Years’ War against France. The modern Royal Navy traces its origins to the early 16th century; the oldest of the UK’s armed services, it is consequently known as the Senior Service.

Aircraft Carriers
 

Queen Elizabeth class Aircraft Carrier
R 08 HMS Queen Elizabeth | R 09 HMS Prince of Wales

 
Invincible class Aircraft Carrier
R 05 HMS Invincible | R 06 HMS Illustrious | R 07 HMS Ark Royal
 
Centaur class Aircraft Carrier
R 06 HMS Centaur | R 07 HMS Albion | R 08 HMS Bulwark | R 12 HMS Hermes
 
Audacious class Aircraft Carrier
R 05 HMS Eagle | R 09 HMS Ark Royal

 

Majestic class Aircraft Carrier
R 77 HMS Majestic | R 49 HMS Hercules | R 97 HMS Leviathan
R 36 HMS Magnificent | R 95 HMS Powerful | R 93 HMS Terrible
 
Colossus class Aircraft Carrier
R 15 HMS Colossus | R 62 HMS Glory | R 68 HMS Ocean | R 63 HMS Venerable | R 71 HMS Vengeance
R 76 HMS Pioneer | R 31 HMS Warrior | R 64 HMS Theseus | R 16 HMS Triumph | R 51 HMS Perseus
 
Implaceable class Aircraft Carrier
R 86 HMS Implaceable | R 10 HMS Indefatigable
 
Illustrious class Aircraft Carrier
87 HMS Illustrious | R 67 HMS Formidable | R 38 HMS Victorious | R 92 HMS Indomitable
 
 
Cruisers & Destroyers
 
Daring (Type 45) class Guided Missile Destroyer
D 32 HMS Daring | D 33 HMS Dauntless | D 34 HMS Diamond
D 35 HMS Dragon | D 36 HMS Defender | D 37 HMS Duncan

 Sheffield (Type 42) class Guided Missile Destroyer
Batch 1:
D 80 HMS Sheffield | D 86 HMS Birmingham | D 108 HMS Cardiff
D 118 HMS Coventry | D 87 HMS Newcastle | D 88 HMS Glasgow
Batch 2:
D 89 HMS Exeter | D 90 HMS Southampton | D 91 HMS Nottingham | D 92 HMS Liverpool
Batch 3:
D 95 HMS Manchester | D 96 HMS Gloucester D 97 HMS Edinburgh | D 98 HMS York
 
Bristol (Type 82) class Guided Missile Destroyer
D 23 HMS Bristol

County class Guided Missile Destroyer
Batch 1:
D 02 HMS Devonshire | D 06 HMS Hampshire | D 16 HMS London | D 12 HMS Kent
Batch 2:
D 20 HMS Fife | D 19 HMS Glamorgan | D 18 HMS Antrim | D 21 HMS Norfolk

Daring class Destroyer
D 05 HMS Daring | D 108 HMS Dainty | D 119 HMS Delight | D 106 HMS Decoy
D 126 HMS Diana 
| D 154 HMS Duchess | D 35 HMS Diamond | D 114 HMS Defender

Weapon class Destroyer
G 18 / D 118 HMS Battleaxe | G 31 / D 31 HMS Broadsword
G 96 / D 96 HMS Crossbow
 | G 64 / D 64 HMS Scorpion

Battle class Destroyer
Batch 1 (early Battle class)
D 14 HMS Armada | D 80 HMS Barfleur | D 79 HMS Cadiz | D 32 HMS Camperdown | D 55 HMS Finisterre
D 47 HMS Gabbard 
| D 24 HMS Gravelines | D 74 HMS Hogue | D 44 HMS Lagos | D 65 HMS St. James
D 18 HMS St. Kitts 
| D 84 HMS Saintes | D 60 HMS Sluys | D 70 HMS Solebay | D 77 HMS Trafalgar | D 31 HMS Vigo
Batch 2 (later Battle class)
D 22 HMS Aisne | D 86 HMS Agincourt | D 17 HMS Alamein | D 68 HMS Barrossa
D 97 HMS Corunna 
| D 09 HMS Dunkirk | D 62 HMS Jutland | D 43 HMS Matapan

Tiger class Cruiser
C 20 HMS Tiger | C 34 HMS Lion | C 99 HMS Blake
 
 
Frigates
 
Type 32 class Frigate
in development
 

Type 31 class Frigate
(Inspiration class General Purpose Frigate GPFF)
5 units in procurement
HMS Active | HMS Bulldog | HMS Formidable | HMS Venturer | HMS Campbeltown
 
City (Type 26) class Frigate – Global Combat Ship
under construction or on order
Batch 1:
HMS Glasgow | HMS Cardiff | HMS Belfast
Batch 2:
HMS Birmingham | HMS Sheffield | HMS Newcastle | HMS Edinburgh | HMS LondonDuke (Type 23) class Guided Missile Frigate
F 229 HMS Lancaster | F 230 HMS Norfolk | F 231 HMS Argyll | F 233 HMS Marlborough
F 234 HMS Iron Duke | F 235 HMS Monmouth | F 236 HMS Montrose | F 237 HMS Westminster
F 238 HMS Northumberland | F 239 HMS Richmond | F 78 HMS Kent | F 79 HMS Portland
F 80 HMS Grafton | F 81 HMS Sutherland | F 82 HMS Somerset | F 83 HMS St. Albans
Broadsword (Type 22) class Guided Missile Frigate
Batch 1 – Broadsword
F 88 HMS Broadsword | F 89 HMS Battleaxe | F 90 HMS Brilliant | F 91 HMS Brazen
Batch 2 – Boxer
F 92 HMS Boxer | F 93 HMS Beaver | F 94 HMS Brave
F 95 HMS London | F 96 HMS Sheffield | F 98 HMS Coventry
Batch 3 – Cornwall
F 99 HMS Cornwall | F 85 HMS Cumberland | F 86 HMS Campbeltown | F 87 HMS ChathamAmazon (Type 21) class Guided Missile Frigate
F 169 HMS Amazon | F 170 HMS Antelope | F 171 HMS Active | F 172 HMS Ambuscade
F 173 HMS Arrow 
| F 174 HMS Alacrity | F 184 HMS Ardent | F 185 HMS Avenger

Mermaid class Frigate
F 76 HMS MermaidLeander (Type 12I) class Frigate
Batch 1
F 109 HMS Leander | F 114 HMS Ajax | F 104 HMS Dido | F 127 HMS Penelope | F 10 HMS Aurora
F 15 HMS Euryalus
 | F 18 HMS Galatea | F 38 HMS Arethusa | F 39 HMS Naiad | F 28 HMS Cleopatra
Batch 2
F 42 HMS Phoebe | F 45 HMS Minerva | F 40 HMS Sirius
F 52 HMS Juno
 | F 56 HMS Argonaut | F 47 HMS Danae
Batch 3
F 58 HMS Hermione | F 57 HMS Andromeda | F 60 HMS Jupiter | F 69 HMS Bacchante
F 75 HMS Charybdis 
| F 71 HMS Scylla | F 12 HMS Achilles | F 16 HMS Diomede
F 70 HMS Apollo
 |
 F 72 HMS Ariadne

Tribal (Type 81) class Frigate
F 117 HMS Ashanti | F 119 HMS Eskimo | F 122 HMS Gurkha | F 125 HMS Mohawk
F 131 HMS Nubian 
| F 133 HMS Tartar | F 124 HMS Zulu

Rothesay (Type 12M) class Frigate
F 107 HMS Rothesay | F 108 HMS Londonderry | F 106 HMS Brighton | F 101 HMS Yarmouth
F 113 HMS Falmouth
 | F 129 HMS Rhyl | F 103 HMS Lowestoft | F 115 HMS Berwick | F 126 HMS Plymouth

Leopard (Type 41) class Air Defense Frigate
F 14 HMS Leopard | F 27 HMS Lynx | F 37 HMS Jaguar | F 34 HMS Puma

Salisbury (Type 61) class Frigate
F 32 HMS Salisbury | F 59 HMS Chichester | F 61 HMS Llandaff | F 99 HMS Lincoln

Whitby (Type 12) class Anti-Submarine Frigate
F 36 HMS Whitby | F 43 HMS Torquay | F 65 HMS Tenby
F 63 HMS Scarborough 
| F 73 HMS Eastbourne | F 77 HMS Blackpool

Blackwood (Type 14) class Anti-Submarine Frigate
F 48 HMS Dundas | F 51 HMS Grafton | F 54 HMS Hardy | F 62 HMS Pellew
F 78 HMS Blackwood 
| F 80 HMS Duncan | F 84 HMS Exmouth | F 85 HMS Keppel
F 88 HMS Malcom
 | F 91 HMS Murray F 94 HMS Palliser | F 97 HMS Russell

Type 15 class Frigate
(converted WWII destroyers)
R-class conversion:
H 32 / F 138 HMS Rapid | H 85 / F 185 HMS Relentless
H 92 / F 191 HMS Rocket 
| H 95 / F 195 HMS Roebuck
T-class conversion:
R 00 / F 09 HMS Troubridge
U+V-class conversion:
R 97 / F 197 HMS Grenville | R 83 / F 83 HMS Ulster | R 69 / F 17 HMS Ulysses
R 53 / F 53 HMS Undaunted 
| R 42 / F 141 HMS Undine | R 05 / F 08 HMS Urania
R 99 / F 196 HMS Urchin 
R 22 / F 200 HMS Ursa | R 50 / F 50 HMS Venus
R 28 / F 29 HMS Verulam | R 93 / F 93 HMS Vigilant 
| R 75 / F 76 HMS Virago | R 41 / F 41 HMS Volage
W+Z-class conversion:
R 59 / F 159 HMS Wakeful | R 87 / F 187 HMS Whirlwind | R 72 / F 42 HMS Wizard
R 48 / F 157 HMS Wrangler 
R 02 / F 102 HMS Zest

Type 16 class Frigate
(converted WWII destroyers)
O+P-class conversion:
G 98 / F 98 HMS Orwell | G 69 / F 169 HMS Paladin | G 56 / F 56 HMS Petard
T-class conversion:
R 23 / F 23 HMS Teazer | R 45 / F 44 HMS Tenacious | R 89 / F 189 HMS Termagent
R 33 / F 19 HMS Terpsichore 
| R 11 / F 121 HMS Tumult | R 56 / F 156 HMS Tuscan
R 67 / F 67 HMS Tyrian
 

Amphibious Ships
 
Bay class Landing Ship, Dock / LSD
L3006 RFA Largs Bay | L3007 RFA Lyme Bay | L3008 RFA Mounts Bay | L3009 RFA Cardigan BayAlbion class Landing Platform, Dock / LPD
L14 HMS Albion | L15 HMS Bulwark

Ocean class Landing Platform, Helicopter / LPH
L12 HMS Ocean

Round Table class Landing Ship, Logistics / LSL
L3004 RFA Sir Bedivere | L3005 RFA Sir Galahad | L3027 RFA Sir Geraint
L3029 RFA Sir Lancelot
 | L3036 RFA Sir Percivale | L3505 RFA Sir Tristam
L3005 RFA Sir Galahad 2

Fearless class Landing Platform, Dock / LPD
L10 HMS Fearless | L11 HMS Intrepid
 


Submarines
 
Astute class Attack Submarine / SSN
S119 HMS Astute | S120 HMS Ambush | S121 HMS Artful | S122 HMS Audacious
S123 HMS Anson | S124 HMS Agamemnon | S125 HMS Agincourt
Upholder class Attack Submarine / SS
S40 HMS Upholder | S41 HMS Unseen | S42 HMS Ursula | S43 HMS Unicorn

Trafalgar class Attack Submarine / SSN
S107 HMS Trafalgar | S87 HMS Turbulent | S88 HMS Tireless | S90 HMS Torbay
S91 HMS Trenchant 
| S92 HMS Talent | S93 HMS Triumph

Swiftsure class Attack Submarine / SSN
S104 HMS Sceptre | S105 HMS Spartan | S106 HMS Splendid
S108 HMS Souvereign
 | S109 HMS Superb | S126 HMS Swiftsure

Churchill class Attack Submarine / SSN
S46 HMS Churchill | S48 HMS Conqueror | S50 HMS Courageous

Valiant class Attack Submarine / SSN
S102 HMS Valiant | S103 HMS Warspite

Dreadnought class Attack Submarine / SSN
S101 HMS DreadnoughtOberon class Attack Submarine / SSK
S09 HMS Oberon | S10 HMS Odin | S11 HMS Orpheus | S12 HMS Olympus
S13 HMS Osiris 
| S14 HMS Onslaught | S15 HMS Otter | S16 HMS Oracle
S17 HMS Ocelot 
| S18 HMS Otus | S19 HMS Opossum | S20 HMS Opportune | S21 HMS Onyx

Porpoise class Attack Submarine / SSK
S01 HMS Porpoise S02 HMS Rorqual | S03 HMS Narwhal | S04 HMS Grampus
S05 HMS Finwhale
 | S06 HMS Cachalot | S07 HMS Sealion | S08 HMS Walrus

Stickleback class Midget Submarine
X51 Stickleback | X52 Shrimp | X53 Sprat | X54 Minnow

Explorer class Attack Submarine / SSK
S30 HMS Explorer | S40 HMS Excalibur

Amphion class (A-class) Attack Submarine / SSK
P411 / S61 HMS Acheron | P414 HMS Ace | P415 / S65 HMS Alcide | P416 / S66 HMS Alderney
P417 / S67 HMS Alliance
 | P418 / S68 HMS Ambush | P419 / S69 HMS Auriga | P421 HMS Affray
P422 / S64 HMS Anchorite 
| P423 / S63 HMS Andrew | P426 / S62 HMS Aurochs | P427 / S72 HMS Aeneas
P433 HMS Achates 
| P439 / S43 HMS Amphion | P441 / S41 HMS Alaric | P447 / S45 HMS Astute
P449 / S49 HMS Artemis 
| P456 / S96 HMS ArtfulDreadnought class Ballistic Missile Submarine / SSBN
4 units in procurement
HMS Dreadnought | HMS Valiant | HMS Warspite | HMS King George VI

Vanguard class Ballistic Missile Submarine / SSBN
S28 HMS Vanguard | S29 HMS Victorious | S30 HMS Vigilant | S31 HMS VengeanceResolution class Ballistic Missile Submarine / SSBN
S22 HMS Resolution | S23 HMS Repulse | S26 HMS Renown | S27 HMS Revenge
 

Patrol Vessels

River class Offshore Patrol Vessel / OPV
Batch 1
P 281 HMS Tyne | P 282 HMS Severn | P 283 HMS Mersey
Modified Batch 1
P 257 HMS Clyde
Batch 2
P 222 HMS Forth | P 223 HMS Medway | P 224 HMS Trent | P 233 HMS Tamar | P 234 HMS SpeyPeacock class Offshore Patrol Vessel / OPV
P239 HMS Peacock | P240 HMS Plover | P241 HMS Starling | P242 HMS Swallow | P243 HMS Swift

Falkland Island Patrol Vessel / FIPV
(converted civilian Oil Rig Support Vessels)
P244 HMS Protector | P245 HMS Guardian | P246 HMS Sentinel

Castle class Offshore Patrol Vessel / OPV
P258 HMS Leeds Castle | P265 HMS Dumbarton Castle

Island class Offshore Patrol Vessel / OPV
P277 HMS Anglesey | P278 HMS Alderney | P295 HMS Jersey | P297 HMS Guernsey
P298 HMS Shetland
 | P299 HMS Orkney | P300 HMS Lindisfarne

Bird class Large Patrol Boats
P260 HMS Kingfisher | P261 HMS Cygnet | P262 HMS Peterel | P263 HMS Sandpiper | P264 HMS Redpole
 
 
Aviation – Fleet Air Arm
 

Helicopters
AgustaWestland Merlin HM1 / HM2
AgustaWestland Merlin HM2 Crowsnest ASaC
AgustaWestland Merlin HC3 / HC3A / HC3i
AgustaWestland Merlin HC4
AgustaWestland Wildcat
Westland Lynx
Westland Sea King
Aerospatiale/Westland Gazelle
Aerospatiale Dauphin
 
Fixed Wing Aircraft
Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II
British Aerospace Sea Harrier FRS.1 / FA.2
McDonnell Douglas F-4K (FG.1) Phantom II
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2
De Havilland Sea Vampire
 


>> NOTE: Royal Navy vessels are given the prefix “HMS”, short for Her/His Majesty’s Ship/Submarine // RFA means ‘Royal Fleet Auxilary’ <<

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