HMNB Portsmouth

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 new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, the formidable Type 45 destroyers, Type 23 frigates and mine countermeasures and fishery protection squadrons. 

It will also be home to HMS Prince Of Wales, the sister ship of HMS Queen Elizabeth. At 65,000 tonnes they are 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.



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.

How to get there


Royal Navy & Royal Marines Careers Information Office
Victory Building, Portsmouth PO1 3LS