Portsmouth Her Majesty's Naval Base

Portsmouth Naval Base has been an integral part of the city since 1194. It is home to almost two-thirds of the Royal Navy's surface ships, including the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious, new formidable Type 45 destroyers, Type 23 frigates and mine countermeasures and fishery protection squadrons. 

It will be home to two new aircraft carriers – HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince Of Wales – which are currently being built. At 65,000 tonnes they will be the biggest ships ever built for the Royal Navy. 

The base is a major employer and provides lodging facilities to RN personnel serving at the base and in Portsmouth-based ships.

Jeremy Rigby

Rank: Commodore

Cdre Jeremy Rigby joined the Royal Navy as a Midshipman in 1980.

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Flotilla

There are many ships all over the country that, although not based in Portsmouth, come under the Portsmouth Flotilla, these are:

The Archer Class ships - First Patrol Squadron,
HMS Sabre & HMS Scimitar based in Gibraltar,
Fishery Protection Ships (HMS Tyne, Mersey and Severn),
HMS Clyde, based in the Falklands.

HMS Illustrious

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HMS Daring

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HMS Dauntless

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HMS Diamond

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HMS Dragon

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HMS Defender

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HMS Duncan

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HMS Iron Duke

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HMS Kent

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HMS Lancaster

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HMS Richmond

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HMS St Albans

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HMS Westminster

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HMS Atherstone

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HMS Brocklesby

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HMS Cattistock

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HMS Chiddingfold

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HMS Hurworth

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HMS Ledbury

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HMS Middleton

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HMS Quorn

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HMS Mersey

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HMS Severn

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HMS Tyne

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HMS Clyde

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HMS Sabre

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HMS Scimitar

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1710 Squadron

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Fleet Diving Units 1, 2 & 3

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Southern Diving Group

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