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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Facts & figures

Facts & figures

19,560 tonnes


176 metres

Total length

18 knots +

Total speed

Our operations

Current operation


United Kingdom

Putting our craft, kit and people through their paces so they perform to the highest standards.

Our base

Our base

HMNB Devonport

Plymouth PL2 2BG
Telephone: ‎+44 345 748 4950

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Commanding Officer

Captain P Laughton MBE

Joining the Royal Navy in 1992, Peter has spent the majority of his career at sea in frigates, destroyers and minehunters. Captain Laughton assumed command of HMS Albion on 15 January 2019.


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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