HMNB Portsmouth Her Majesty's Naval Base

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.

The new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) are designed for counter-piracy, anti-smuggling, fishery protection, border patrol, counter terrorism and maritime defence duties.

Naval Base Commander Portsmouth Jim Higham

Rank: Commodore

Location Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Flotilla

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.

Commanding Portsmouth Flotilla Craig Wood

Rank: Commodore

Captain Wood joined the Royal Navy in 1989. He is now in Command of the Portsmouth Flotilla.

HMS Queen Elizabeth

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HMS Daring (D32)

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HMS Dauntless (D33)

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HMS Diamond (D34)

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HMS Dragon (D35)

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HMS Defender (D36)

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HMS Duncan (D37)

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HMS Iron Duke (F234)

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HMS Kent (F78)

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HMS Lancaster (F229)

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HMS Prince of Wales

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HMS St Albans (F83)

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HMS Westminster (F237)

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HMS Brocklesby (M33)

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HMS Cattistock (M31)

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HMS Chiddingfold (M37)

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HMS Hurworth (M39)

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HMS Ledbury (M30)

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HMS Middleton (M34)

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HMS Mersey

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HMS Tyne

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HMS Clyde

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HMS Sabre

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HMS Scimitar

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1710 Squadron

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Fleet Diving Units 1, 2 & 3

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Southern Diving Group

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