We would like to place Cookies on your computer to give you the best possible experience when you visit our website. If you are happy with the current Cookie settings and want to continue to use this website as normal, click 'OK'. You also have the option to change these settings, plus learn more about Cookies and how we use them. More information on Cookies.

OK
Change settings

Sign into my account

Forgot your username Forgot your password

Protecting our Nation's Interests

Skip to main content
  • Current Location

    Faslane

    12:26 GMT - 17 April 2014

    Exercise Joint Warrior

    Follow the story
  • Current Location

    The Gulf

    11:20 GMT - 17 April 2014

    East of Suez

    Follow the story
  • Current Location

    British Isles

    10:38 GMT - 17 April 2014

    Home Waters

    Follow the story
  • Current Location

    Mediterranean Sea

    14:04 GMT - 15 April 2014

    Mediterranean

    Follow the story
  • Current Location

    Indian Ocean

    11:15 GMT - 14 April 2014

    Search for MH370

    Follow the story
VIEW FLEET BY:

Latest News

Close
  • Top Breaking Stories

    • Also in the news

      Close

      VIEW BY VESSEL

        Name of vessel
        Show vessel on map > Close
        HMS Albion

        HMS Albion

        HMS Albion, along with her sister ship HMS Bulwark, is one of the Navy’s two amphibious assault ships with a single aim: to deliver the punch of the Royal Marines ashore by air and by sea. We do that using landing craft from our cavernous loading dock – the ship can flood her stern to allow the boats in and out – and helicopters from our vast flight deck.

        HMS Albion

        Like our younger sister HMS Bulwark we were built at Barrow-in-Furness, where we were launched in March 2001 by Princess Anne. We are based in Devonport, the home of the Navy’s amphibious fleet. Our motto is ‘fortiter, fideliter, feliciter’ – ‘boldly, faithfully, successfully’ and we live to that maxim.

        Albion in currently in a period of extended readiness since early 2012.

        LATEST NEWS

         

        TOP STORIES

        Royal Navy Marks Queen’s Accession To The Throne
        Royal Navy Marks Queen's Accession To The Throne
        06 February 2013

        The Royal Navy marked today’s (Wednesday) anniversary of the Queen’s...

        Personnel Honoured With Fleet Commander Commendations
        Personnel Honoured With Fleet Commander Commendations
        29 November 2012

        A total of 19 personnel from across the Royal Navy,...

        Lt Cdr Tommy Brown HMS Bulwark Olympics 2012
        Cornish Royal Navy Officer On Olympic Warship
        04 September 2012

        A Cornish Royal Naval officer had one of the best...

        The head of the Response Force Task Group, Commodore John Kingwell, has praised the sailors, marines, airmen and soldiers for their achievement since the start of the year
        Response Force Task Group proves its strength
        11 November 2011

        The head of the Response Force Task Group, Commodore John...

        ABOUT THE UNIT

        KEY STATISTICS


        Pennant

        L14

        Displacement

        18,500Tonnes

        Complement

        325Personnel

        Length

        176Metres

        Beam

        25.6Metres

        Draught

        7.1Metres

        Top Speed

        18Knots

        Range (Nautical)

        8,000Miles

        Launch Date

        09/03/01

        Commissioned Date

        19/06/03

        Military Lift (LPD Only)

        305Troops

        TAKE A LOOK

        HMS Albion

        UNITS IN TIME


        HMS Albion HISTORY

        TRACK THE HISTORY OF SHIPS NAMED HMS Albion
        • The First Albion

          There have been eight previous ships with the name HMS Albion in the Royal Navy, beginning with a sailing line-of-battle ship launched in 1763, which – just as the current Albion – was the name ship of the class.

        • War of American Independence

          The first Albion saw action during the War of American Independence, where from 1779 she bore the brunt of the battle in fights off Grenada, Dominica and Martinique. She ran aground in 1797 and was completely wrecked.

        • The Second Albion

          The 366-ton sloop Albion of 1798 was bought for the Navy, she was an ex-merchant vessel that had served as a hired Armed ship with RN crew. After several years as convoy escort, she was sold in 1803.

        • The Third Albion

          The third was a 74-gun third rate line-of-battle ship with a crew of 590. She took part in Admiral Cornwallis’ blockade of Brest in 1803 before heading out for service in the Indian Ocean for a number of years.

        • Battles and Fourth and Fifth Albions

          After lengthy repair in Portsmouth, the third Albion took part in the war with America, the War of 1812, then once peace was settled in 1815, she joined with the Anglo-Dutch fleet bombarding Algiers in 1816 where she won the name’s first battle honour. The next was netted for her part in the Anglo-French-Russian fleet at the battle of Navarino. She was broken up in 1836. During her time, the name Albion was put into service twice more upon two smaller cutters (1808 and 1812).

        • Battle Honours

          Algiers 1816

        • Battle Honours

          Navarino 1827

        • The Sixth Albion

          This neatly brings us to the sixth Albion – launched at Plymouth in 1842, she sprang into action at the first bombardment of Sebastapol in the Crimean War in 1854. She was broken up in 1884.

        • Battle Honours

          Crimea 1854-5

        • The Seventh Albion

          The seventh ship was a Canopus-class battleship of 14,000 tones, launched in 1898 – a launch that caused the death of onlookers standing on a dangerous slipway. Early in the war, she was joined by others of her class in the Mediterranean, bombarding Turkish positions in the Dardanelles; two of her sisters were sunk, and Albion was badly damaged by Turkish fire covering the Gallipoli landings.

        • Battle Honours

          Dardanelles 1915

        • Sold

          HMS Albion was sold in 1919, and once again, during her time, smaller ships also bore the name: the trawler Albion II; the Bristol Channel paddle steamer; and the steam yacht Albion III.

        • The Eighth Albion

          The eighth Albion was a Centaur Class Light Aircraft Carrier / Commando Helicopter Carrier, of 22,000 tons, that served from 1954 to 1973. She was known as “The Old Grey Ghost”.

        Recruiting Now

        The featured jobs are available now

        More Info

        I'm Interested in:
        • Explore Opportunities Engineering Technician (Marine Engineering)
          More info
        • Explore Opportunities Royal Marines Officer
          More info
        • Explore Opportunities Engineering Technician (Marine Submariner)
          More info
        • Explore Opportunities Royal Marines Commando
          More info
        • Explore Opportunities Engineering Technician (Weapon Engineering)
          More info
        • Explore Opportunities Naval Nurse (Qualified)
          More info
        • Explore Opportunities Engineering Technician (Weapons Submariner)
          More info