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HMNB Devonport
Bases and Stations

HMNB Devonport

Devonport is the biggest naval base in Western Europe and has been a vital support for the Royal Navy since 1691. Spread across a vast area of more than 650 acres, it features 15 dry docks, four miles of waterfront, 25 tidal berths, and five basins.

Location information

HMS Richmond

Role of the base

His Majesty’s Naval Base Devonport is home to several Royal Navy ships and Units based in the Westcountry. This includes Britain’s largest Amphibious Ships, Research and Survey vessels and the majority of the Royal Navy’s frigates.

It also serves as the central training Hub for the frontline and the FOST (Fleet Operational Standards and Training) organisation, who are responsible for ensuring Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels are fit to join the operational fleet.

With a workforce of 2,500 Service people and civilians, Devonport also contributes to the local economy by supporting approximately 400 local businesses and generating around ten percent of Plymouth's income. 

Hasler Naval Service Recovery Centre is in HMS Drake

Recovery centre

Hasler Naval Service Recovery Centre is in HMS Drake, which is part of HMNB Devonport. It serves as a dedicated facility for the rehabilitation and recovery of serving Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel who have been injured or become ill as a result of their service.

The centre provides a range of support services, including medical care, rehabilitation programs, and psychological support, to help individuals in their recovery and transition back into active duty or civilian life. Effective assistance and support is also available for their families.
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Aerial Imagery of Devonport Dockyard

King's Harbour Master Plymouth

The King's Harbour Master Plymouth ensures that every ship, boat and visitor makes safe and orderly passage through the waters of the Dockyard Port of Plymouth. You can track ships movement.
Track ship's movements in Plymouth here

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