HMS Albion (L14)

HMS Albion is one of the Royal Navy’s two amphibious assault ships. Together, their mission is to deliver the punch of the Royal Marines ashore by air and sea. 

HMS Albion (L14) is currently on deployment

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Plymouth

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Facts & figures

Facts & figures

19,560 tonnes

Displacement

176 metres

Total length

18 knots +

Total speed

Our operations

Current operation

Baltic Protector

Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea

Baltic Protector marks the first deployment of the UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) Maritime Task Group, with command of the group conducted by HMS Albion.

Our base

Our base

HMNB Devonport

Plymouth PL2 2BG
Telephone: ‎+44 345 748 4950

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Commanding Officer

Captain P Laughton

HMS Albion's role

HMS Albion has been described as the Royal Navy’s ‘Swiss Army knife’ – and for good reason. This amphibious transport dock is capable of carrying 400 sailors and Royal Marines with a huge range of skills and experience, from technicians and engineers to medics and chefs.

The loading dock of HMS Albion is packed with the trucks, machinery and water craft her crew use to carry out their duties. The ship also carries emergency supplies for use in disaster relief operations, from food supplies to water pumps.

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@hms_albion returning to sea this morning following a successful period of leave and maintenance @ComdAmphibTG https://t.co/pmJ2wKfLFY