- What we do
What we do
Protecting our nation’s interests: guardian, diplomat and humanitarian force for good. Learn more about the Royal Navy’s priorities and what we do day-to-day.
The stability of our nation depends on the freedom of the seas. Our presence is key to achieving this.
Providing security at sea
Ensuring the security of home and international waters is central to the stability and prosperity of Britain and the world economy.
We work with our allies and partners to help cement the relationships that our nation depends on.
Ready to fight
Maintaining a state of readiness to protect the interests of Britain and our allies.
Protecting our economy
Safeguarding the high seas trade routes that Britain depends on for 95% of its economic activity.
Providing humanitarian assistance
Our ability to overcome adverse conditions means we’re often the first to respond when disaster strikes.
- Our organisation
The five fighting arms of the Royal Navy work together to protect our nation’s interests at sea, on land and in the air. Find out more about them here.
From the Vanguard-class ballistic submarine to the formidable HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, our equipment is among the best in the world. Learn more here.
At the heart of our naval prowess is an impressive fleet that includes destroyers, frigates, and aircraft carriers.
Providing air support on operations are some of the world’s most advanced helicopters.
Silently patrolling the world’s seas is our fleet of submarines – formidable machines responsible for carrying Britain’s nuclear deterrent.
Royal Marines are able to operate across all terrains and environments using an arsenal of highly specialised equipment and weapons.
- Our people
Royal Navy personnel may come from all walks of life, but they are united by one thing: a commitment to protecting our nation’s interests, no matter what.
It takes some of the world’s most specialised equipment to make the Royal Navy such a formidable force. Yet ships, submarines and aircraft are nothing without skilled, highly trained people.
Skills & Disciplines
The Royal Navy is a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team and together we protect the nation's interest.
Every day, our dedicated people are working hard across the globe protecting our nation’s interests. This is where we recognise the difference they make.
Expertise in Extreme Environments
In the heat of the desert and ice of the Antarctic, we are ready for action.
Senior Naval Staff
The senior Naval staff use their wealth of experience to oversee all aspects of the Royal Navy’s activities, from operations and administration to personnel and logistics.
- News & Activity
Explore the Royal Navy's many current and enduring operations using the link above. Below are just two of the current operations which you can link to directly.
Need to speak to the Royal Navy press team? Find them here.
- Navy News magazine
- Community & Support
Community & Support
Whether it’s dealing with the demands of deployment or the rigours of relocation, we make sure that the family and friends of Naval Service personnel have all the help, guidance and support they need, every day.
Connect with like-minded people and develop a peer-to-peer support network both online and at community centres.
Discover the key services available to serving personnel and access the Defence Gateway, where you can contact a range of external organisations.
Advice and support
See how Royal Navy Royal Marines Welfare (RNRMW) can help you with anything from coping with deployment to relocating.
Find out how you can cope with the challenges of deployment using an array of support services, tools and initiatives.
Learn about the different types of accommodation available through the Royal Navy and find an option that meets your needs.
Access dedicated veterans charities and get all the support you need, from help with any mental health issues to financial advice.
- Careers Homepage
Find out about the opportunities you get in the Royal Navy, that you wouldn’t get in other careers
What’s right for me?
Want to know about how the Navy is structured, and where you might fit? This is the place for you
Life in the Royal Navy
Everyone’s experience is unique, but find out what life’s been like for others here
Everything you need to know about joining the Royal Navy, in one place
- Levels of entry
- Roles and specialisms
- Why Navy?
- Royal Marines
- Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Start your Royal Navy journey by finding your perfect role