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Encyclopedia > List of all ships of the Royal Navy, A
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Ships of the Royal Navy

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The source for an SVG image of the White Ensign can be found at User:David Newton/SVG Graphics/White Ensign. ... The following is a list of Royal Navy ship names by name in alphabetical order, both past and present. ...

aircraft carriers
amphibious assault shipping
battlecruisers
battleships
corvettes and sloops
cruisers
destroyers
escort carriers
fast patrol boats
frigates
minesweepers
monitors
submarines
submarine depot ships
survey vessels
fleet bases
air stations
aircraft wings
fleets and major commands
squadrons and flotillas

This is a section of the list of ships of the Royal Navy, including both past and present vessels. This page lists all ships the names of which begin with A. Active ships Invincible class Invincible (1977) Illustrious (1981) Ark Royal (1981) Ocean (1995) helicopter carrier Planned ships CVF (full-sized, CTOL aircraft carriers) of 55,000+ tonnes HMS Queen Elizabeth (2012) HMS Prince of Wales (2015) Decommissioned ships Argus (1916) Furious (1916) Glorious class Glorious (1916) Courageous (1916) Vindictive (1918... Active Ships Ocean class LPH HMS Ocean Albion class LPD HMS Albion HMS Bulwark Decommissioned Fearless class LPD HMS Fearless HMS Intrepid Centaur class LPH HMS Albion HMS Bulwark HMS Hermes Landing ships tank HMS Boxer HMS Bruiser HMS Thruster LST 3001 LST 3002 LST 3003/HMS Anzio LST 3004... This is a list of battlecruisers of the Royal Navy: Invincible class Invincible (1908) Indomitable (1907) Inflexible (1908) Indefatigable class Indefatigable (1909) New Zealand (1911) (also HMAS Australia (1911) of the Royal Australian Navy) Lion class Lion (1910) Princess Royal (1911) Queen Mary (1912) Tiger class Tiger (1913) Leopard (not... This is a list of battleships of the Royal Navy of England, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of corvette and sloop classes of the Royal Navy. ... This is a list of Royal Navy cruisers. ... This is a list of destroyer classes of the Royal Navy. ... This is a list of Royal Navy escort carriers. ... This is a list of fast patrol boats of the Royal Navy. ... This is a list of frigates of the Royal Navy in chronological order. ... // Historical Classes Active Ships Hunt-class minesweepers HMS Brecon (M29) HMS Ledbury (M30) HMS Cattistock (M31) HMS Cottesmore (M32) HMS Brocklesby (M33) HMS Middleton (M34) HMS Dulverton (M35) HMS Chiddingfold (M37) HMS Atherstone (M38) HMS Hurworth (M39) HMS Quorn (M41) Sandown-class minesweepers HMS Sandown (M101) HMS Inverness (M102) HMS... This is a list of monitors of the Royal Navy: Humber-class HMS Severn HMS Humber HMS Mersey Abercrombie-class HMS Abercrombie HMS Havelock HMS Raglan HMS Roberts Lord Clive-class HMS Lord Clive HMS General Craufurd HMS Earl of Peterborough HMS Sir Thomas Picton HMS Prince Eugene HMS Prince... This is a list of submarine classes of the Royal Navy. ... Active Ships Antarctic patrol vessel HMS Endurance (II) Ocean survey vessels HMS Scott Coastal survey vessels HMS Roebuck HMS Gleaner Multi-purpose survey vessels HMS Echo HMS Enterprise Decommissioned Ships Antarctic patrol vessel HMS Endurance (I) Ocean survey vessels HMS Hecla HMS Hecate HMS Hydra HMS Herald Coastal survey vessels... This is a list of fleet bases of the Royal Navy. ... This is a list of air stations of the Royal Navy. ... This is a list of Royal Navy aircraft wings. ... Current Fleet British Fleet Past Fleets British East Indies Fleet British Eastern Fleet British Far East Fleet British Grand Fleet British Home Fleet British Mediterranean Fleet British Pacific Fleet British Reserve Fleet British Western Fleet Force H Past Major Commands Nore Command Plymouth Command Portsmouth Command Rosyth Command Scotland and... Port Squadrons Clyde Flotilla Devonport Flotilla Portsmouth Flotilla Type Squadrons Aircraft Carriers British 1st Aircraft Carrier Squadron British 2nd Aircraft Carrier Squadron British 3rd Aircraft Carrier Squadron British 11th Aircraft Carrier Squadron Battleships and Battlecruisers British 1st Battle Squadron British 2nd Battle Squadron British 3rd Battle Squadron British 4th Battle...


In many cases a name will have been used for multiple ships over the years. The annotations following the names are launch or purchase dates for older ships, and pennant numbers for newer ones.

  • A1
  • A2
  • A3
  • A4
  • A5
  • A6
  • A7
  • A8
  • A9
  • A10
  • A11
  • A12
  • A13
  • A14
  • Abbotsham
  • Abdiel
  • Abeille
  • Abelard
  • Abelia
  • Abercrombie
  • Aberdare
  • Aberdeen
  • Aberford
  • Aberfoyle
  • Abergavenny
  • Abigail
  • Abingdon
  • Aboukir
  • Abraham
  • Abrams Offering
  • Abundance
  • Abyssinia
  • Acacia
  • Acanthus
  • Acasta
  • Acertif
  • Ace
  • Achates
  • Acheron
  • Achilles
  • Achille
  • Aconite
  • Acorn
  • Actaeon
  • Acteon
  • Actif
  • Active
  • Activity
  • Acute
  • Adam & Eve
  • Adamant II
  • Adamant
  • Adda
  • Adder
  • Adelaide
  • Adept
  • Admirable
  • Admiral Devries
  • Admiral Farragut
  • Admiralty
  • Adonis
  • Adroit
  • Adur
  • Advance
  • Advantage
  • Advantagia
  • Adventure Galley
  • Adventure Prize
  • Adventure
  • Adversary
  • Advice Prize
  • Advice
  • Adviser
  • Aeneas
  • Aeolus
  • Aetna
  • Affleck
  • Affray
  • Africa
  • Africaine
  • Afridi
  • Afrikander
  • Agamemnon
  • Agasiz
  • Agate
  • Aggressor
  • Agile
  • Agincourt
  • Aid
  • Aigle
  • Aimable
  • Aimwell
  • Ainthorpe
  • Airedale
  • Aire
  • Aisne
  • Aitape
  • Ajax
  • Ajdaha
  • Akbar
  • Akers
  • Alaart
  • Alacrity
  • Aladdin
  • Alamein
  • Alaric
  • Alarm
  • Alaunia II
  • Albacore
  • Albanaise
  • Albany
  • Alban
  • Albatross
  • Albemarle
  • Alberni
  • Alberta
  • Albert
  • Albion
  • Albrighton
  • Albuera
  • Albury
  • Alcantara
  • Alcaston
  • Alice & Francis
  • Alceste
  • Alcestis
  • Alcide
  • Alcmene
  • Aldborough
  • Aldenham
  • Alderney
  • Aldington
  • Alecto
  • Alerte
  • Alert
  • Alexander
  • Alexandra
  • Alexandre
  • Alexandria
  • Alfreda
  • Alfred
  • Alfriston
  • Algerine
  • Algiers
  • Algoma
  • Algonquin
  • Alice
  • Alisma
  • Alkmaar
  • Allegiance
  • Allepin
  • Alliance
  • Alligator
  • Allington Castle
  • Alnwick Castle
  • Alonzo
  • Alphea
  • Alpheus
  • Alresford
  • Altham
  • Alton Castle
  • Alton
  • Alverton
  • Alvington
  • Alynbank
  • Alyssum
  • Amaranthe
  • Amaranthus
  • Amarylis
  • Amazon
  • Amberley Castle
  • Amberwitch
  • Ambleside
  • Amboyna
  • Ambrose
  • Ambuscade
  • Ambush
  • Ameer
  • Amelia
  • America
  • Amersham
  • Amerton
  • Amethyst
  • Amfitrite
  • Amitie
  • Amity
  • Amokura
  • Amphion
  • Amphitrite
  • Amsterdam
  • Anacreon
  • Anaconda
  • Anchorite
  • Anchusa
  • Andania
  • Andrew
  • Andromache
  • Andromeda
  • Anemone
  • Angelica
  • Angel
  • Angler
  • Anglesea
  • Anglesey
  • Anguilla
  • Ann & Christopher
  • Ann & Judith
  • Anna Teresa
  • Annan
  • Annapolis
  • Anna
  • Anne Gallent
  • Anne Galley
  • Anne Royal
  • Anne
  • Anson
  • Answer
  • Antaeus
  • Antagonist
  • Antares
  • Antelope
  • Anthony Bonaventure
  • Anthony
  • Antogonish
  • Antigua
  • Antrim
  • Antwerp
  • Ant
  • Anzio
  • Apelles
  • Aphis
  • Aphrodite
  • Apollo
  • Appleby Castle
  • Appledore
  • Appleton
  • Approach
  • Aquarius
  • Aquilon
  • Arabis
  • Arab
  • Arachne
  • Ararat
  • Arawa
  • Araxes
  • Arbella
  • Arbiter
  • Arbroath
  • Arbutus
  • Arc-en-Ciel
  • Arcadian
  • Archer
  • Arcturus
  • Ard Patrick
  • Ardent
  • Ardrossan
  • Arethusa
  • Arethuse
  • Argonaut
  • Argon
  • Argosy
  • Argo
  • Argus
  • Argyll
  • Ariadne
  • Ariel
  • Aries
  • Ariguani
  • Ark Royal
  • Arlingham
  • Armada
  • Armeria
  • Armide
  • Arms of Holland
  • Arms of Horn
  • Arms of Rotterdam
  • Arms of Terver
  • Arno
  • Arnprior
  • Aro
  • Arras
  • Arrernte
  • Arrogante
  • Arrogant
  • Arromanches
  • Arrowhead
  • Arrow
  • Artemis
  • Artful
  • Artifex
  • Argito
  • Artois
  • Arundel
  • Arunta
  • Arun
  • Arve Princen
  • Ascension
  • Ascot
  • Asgard
  • Ashanti
  • Ashburton
  • Asheldham
  • Ashton
  • Asia
  • Asperity
  • Asphodel
  • Asp
  • Assail
  • Assam
  • Assault
  • Assiduous
  • Assiniboine
  • Assistance
  • Association
  • Assurance
  • Astarte
  • Aster
  • Astraea
  • Asturias
  • Astute
  • Atalanta
  • Atalante
  • Atheling
  • Atheleney
  • Athene
  • Athenienne
  • Atherstone
  • Atholl
  • Atlantis
  • Atlas
  • Attacker
  • Attack
  • Attentive II
  • Attentive
  • Aubretia
  • Aubrietia
  • Auckland
  • Audaciuex
  • Audacious
  • Audacity
  • Augusta
  • Augustine
  • Augustus
  • Auricula
  • Auricula
  • Auriga
  • Aurochs
  • Aurora
  • Aurore
  • Ausonia
  • Austere
  • Australia
  • Autumn
  • Aveley
  • Avenger
  • Avernus
  • Avon Vale
  • Avon
  • Awake
  • Awe
  • Axford
  • Aydon Castle
  • Aylmer
  • Ayrshire
  • Azalea
  • Azov
  • Aztec
HMS A1 was the Royal Navys first British-designed submarine, and their first to suffer fatal casualties. ... HMS A2 was an early Royal Navy submarine. ... HMS A3 was an early Royal Navy submarine. ... HMS A4 was an early Royal Navy submarine. ... HMS A5 was an early Royal Navy submarine. ... HMS A6 was an early Royal Navy submarine. ... HMS A7 was an early Royal Navy submarine. ... HMS A8 was an early Royal Navy submarine. ... HMS A9 was an early Royal Navy submarine. ... HMS A10 was an early Royal Navy submarine. ... HMS A11 was an early Royal Navy submarine. ... HMS A12 was an early Royal Navy submarine. ... HMS A13 was an early Royal Navy submarine. ... HMS B1 was the lead ship of the Royal Navys B-class of submarines. ... HMS Abdiel was a minelayer of the Abdiel-class. ... Several ships of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Abeille. ... Several ships of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Abelard. ... HMS Abelia (K184) was a Flower-class corvette of the Royal Navy. ... HMS Ace (P414) was the name allocated to an Amphion-class submarine of the Royal Navy which was launched at Devonport Dockyard on March 14, 1945 during the Second World War. ... At least two vessels of the British Royal Navy has been named HMS Achates after the character from Roman mythology: Achates, an A-class destroyer launched in 1929 and sunk in 1942. ... HMS Acheron was an Amphion-class diesel-electric submarine. ... Several ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Achilles, after the Greek hero Achilles. ... Several ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Active: Active, launched in 1869, was a Volage-class iron screw corvette, sold in 1906. ... Several ships of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Adamant. ... At least four ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Adventure: The first Adventure, was a coller ship that accompanied HMS Resolution on a voyage to the South Pacific. ... HMS Aeneas (P427), named after the hero Aeneas from Greek mythology, was an Amphion-class submarine of the Royal Navy, built by Cammell Laird and launched 9 October 1945. ... Six ships of the British Royal Navy ships have been named HMS Africa, after the continent of Africa. ... Two ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Afridi. ... Four ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Agamemnon, after the legendary Greek king Agamemnon. ... Five ships of the Royal Navy have been called HMS Agincourt, named after the Battle of Agincourt of 1415, and construction of another was started but not completed. ... HMS Aisne (D22) was a Battle-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. ... Eight ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Ajax after the Greek hero Ajax the Great: The first Ajax, launched in 1765, was a 74-gun third-rate ship of the line broken up and sold in 1785. ... Several ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Alacrity: Alacrity, launched in 1885, was a Surprise-class 3rd class cruiser, sold in 1913. ... HMS Alamein (D17) was a Battle-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy. ... Five ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Albemarle after George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (sometimes the spelling Albermarle is seen). ... There have been nine ships to bear the illustrious name of HMS Albion from a Third-rate ship of the line to a commando carrier to todays Albion-class LPDs (Landing Platform Dock Ships). ... HMS Allington Castle (K689) was a Castle-class corvette of Britains Royal Navy. ... HMS Alnwick Castle (K405) was a Castle-class corvette of Britains Royal Navy. ... Numerous ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Amazon, after the mythical female warriors. ... HMS Amberley Castle (K386) was a Castle-class corvette of Britains Royal Navy. ... Seven British Royal Navy ships have been called HMS Ambuscade: Ambuscade was a fifth-rate launched in 1773, captured by the [France|French]] in 1778 and recaptured by the British in 1803. ... Two submarines of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Ambush: Ambush (P418), launched in 1945, was an Amphion-class submarine. ... Several ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Amethyst: Amethyst, launched in 1844, was a Spartan-class sixth-rate sail warship. ... Seven vessels of the British Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Amphion, after the Greek hero Amphion. ... HMS Andromeda, a ship of the Royal Navy, is named after the Greek hero Andromeda. ... At least two ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Anson, after Admiral George Anson: Anson, launched around 1784 was a small two-decker (64) cut down around 1794 to a super-frigate (44) in the same way as the Indefatigable. ... At least twelve ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Antelope. ... HMS Antrim (D18) was a County-class destroyer of the Royal Navy launched on 19 October 1967. ... HMS Apollo, a ship of the Royal Navy is named after the Greek god Apollo. ... H.M.S. Arab (1896 - 1897 Programme) Laid down by J & G Thomson at Clydebank and completed by John Brown & Co. ... Seven ships of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Archer. ... Four ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Ardent, three of which were sunk in action: Ardent, launched in 1894, was the lead ship of her class of torpedo boat destroyers. ... Numerous Royal Navy ships have borne the name HMS Arethusa, after the Greek mythological nymph Arethusa who was transformed by Artemis into a fountain. ... HMS Argonaut (F56) was a Leander-class frigate of the Royal Navy. ... Seven vessels of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Argus, after Argus, the hundred-eyed giant of mythology. ... There have been three warships that have borne the name Argyll. ... HMS Ark Royal (R07) in Greenwich dock, London This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... HMS Armada (D14) was a Battle-class destroyer of the Royal Navy (RN). ... Several ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Arrow: Arrow, launched c. ... Two submarines of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Artful: Artful (P456), launched in 1947, was an Amphion-class submarine. ... Two ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Ashanti after the Ashanti people. ... Two submarines of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Astute for the characteristic of shrewdness and discernment. ... HMS Athene, a ship of the Royal Navy, is named after the Greek hero Athene. ... Three ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Atherstone after the town of Atherstone in Warwickshire, or after its hunt: The first Atherstone, launched in 1916, was an Ascot-class minesweeper that served in World War I. The second Atherstone (L05), launched in 1939, was a Hunt-class... HMS Atlantis (P432) was an Amphion-class submarine ordered by the Royal Navy from Vickers Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness in 1945. ... Three ships of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Audacious. ... Ten vessels of the British Royal Navy have been called HMS Aurora, named after the Roman Goddess of the dawn. ... One ship of the Royal Navy and two ships of the Royal Australian Navy have borne the name Australia: The first, HMS Australia, (a Royal Navy ship styled HMS as the Royal Australian Navy had not yet been formed) was an Orlando class cruiser completed in 1888 and scrapped in... Several ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Avenger: Avenger (D14), launched 1940, was the lead ship of her class of merchant ships converted to escort carriers. ... HMS Aztec (P455) was an Amphion-class submarine ordered by the Royal Navy from Vickers Armstrong, Tyne in 1945. ...

 
 

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