SHIPS: THE HEART OF THE ROYAL NAVY

280m

The length of our largest aircraft carrier.

28 knots

Type 23 Frigates can reach speeds in excess of 28 knots.

32 knots

Fast Patrol Boats fly across the Strait of Gibraltar at speeds in excess of 32 knots.

100 Patients

Casualty ships are mobile hospitals for 100.

Explore our ships

The Royal Navy can call upon an arsenal of warships and weaponry to meet any challenge. From aircraft carriers and assault ships to agile patrol boats and survey vessels, our ships are ready and able.

Aircraft carriers

Our nation’s flagships, and the largest vessels in our fleet.

Assault

Agile craft that get Royal Marines and essential equipment from sea to shore, fast.

Destroyers

The backbone of the Royal Navy, whether they’re hunting pirates or delivering humanitarian aid.

Frigates

Built for submarine hunting, these adaptable ships are now the versatile workhorse of the fleet.

Future ships

Discover the ships we’re developing to meet the needs of an ever-evolving navy.

Patrol and minehunters

A fast, specialised fleet of ships who work to keep our waters and shipping lanes safe for all.

Survey

Exploring the waters of the world to keep our maps and intelligence up-to-date.