List of active Royal Navy ships

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Royal Navy

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The Royal Navy is the principal naval warfare service branch of the British Armed Forces.
As of November 2018, there are 75 commissioned ships (including submarines) in the Royal Navy, plus 13 ships of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA); there are also five Merchant Navy ships available to the RFA under a private finance initiative.

British Armed Forces

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The Royal Navy is the principal naval warfare service branch of the British Armed Forces.
The Royal Navy is a technologically sophisticated naval force, and as of August 2018 consists of 74 commissioned ships.

Royal Fleet Auxiliary

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Besides the Royal Navy, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and the Royal Marines operate their own flotillas of naval vessels which complement the assets of the Royal Navy, however they are not included in this list or the above figures.

Her Majesty's Naval Service

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As a supporting contingent of Her Majesty's Naval Service, the civilian Marine Services operate many auxiliary ships (including coastal logistics, tugs and research vessels) in support of Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary operations.

Future of the Royal Navy

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Guided missile destroyer

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Of the commissioned vessels, twenty two are major surface combatants (six guided missile destroyers, thirteen frigates, two amphibious transport docks and one aircraft carrier), and ten are nuclear-powered submarines (four ballistic missile submarines and six fleet submarines).

Frigate

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Of the commissioned vessels, twenty two are major surface combatants (six guided missile destroyers, thirteen frigates, two amphibious transport docks and one aircraft carrier), and ten are nuclear-powered submarines (four ballistic missile submarines and six fleet submarines).

Amphibious transport dock

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Of the commissioned vessels, twenty two are major surface combatants (six guided missile destroyers, thirteen frigates, two amphibious transport docks and one aircraft carrier), and ten are nuclear-powered submarines (four ballistic missile submarines and six fleet submarines).

Aircraft carrier

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Of the commissioned vessels, twenty two are major surface combatants (six guided missile destroyers, thirteen frigates, two amphibious transport docks and one aircraft carrier), and ten are nuclear-powered submarines (four ballistic missile submarines and six fleet submarines).

Nuclear submarine

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Of the commissioned vessels, twenty two are major surface combatants (six guided missile destroyers, thirteen frigates, two amphibious transport docks and one aircraft carrier), and ten are nuclear-powered submarines (four ballistic missile submarines and six fleet submarines).

Ballistic missile submarine

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Of the commissioned vessels, twenty two are major surface combatants (six guided missile destroyers, thirteen frigates, two amphibious transport docks and one aircraft carrier), and ten are nuclear-powered submarines (four ballistic missile submarines and six fleet submarines).

Fleet submarine

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Of the commissioned vessels, twenty two are major surface combatants (six guided missile destroyers, thirteen frigates, two amphibious transport docks and one aircraft carrier), and ten are nuclear-powered submarines (four ballistic missile submarines and six fleet submarines).

Mine countermeasures vessel

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In addition the Navy possesses thirteen mine countermeasures vessels, twenty-three patrol vessels, four survey vessels, one icebreaker and two historic warships, and.

Patrol boat

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In addition the Navy possesses thirteen mine countermeasures vessels, twenty-three patrol vessels, four survey vessels, one icebreaker and two historic warships, and.

Survey vessel

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In addition the Navy possesses thirteen mine countermeasures vessels, twenty-three patrol vessels, four survey vessels, one icebreaker and two historic warships, and.

Icebreaker

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In addition the Navy possesses thirteen mine countermeasures vessels, twenty-three patrol vessels, four survey vessels, one icebreaker and two historic warships, and.

HMNB Portsmouth

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The Royal Navy operates three bases where commissioned ships are based; HMNB Portsmouth, HMNB Devonport and HMNB Clyde.

HMNB Devonport

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The Royal Navy operates three bases where commissioned ships are based; HMNB Portsmouth, HMNB Devonport and HMNB Clyde.

HMNB Clyde

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The Royal Navy operates three bases where commissioned ships are based; HMNB Portsmouth, HMNB Devonport and HMNB Clyde.

University Royal Naval Unit

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In addition, a number of commissioned vessels belonging to the University Royal Naval Units (URNU) are stationed at various locations around the United Kingdom.

United Kingdom

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In addition, a number of commissioned vessels belonging to the University Royal Naval Units (URNU) are stationed at various locations around the United Kingdom.

Displacement (ship)

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The total displacement of the Royal Navy is approximately 407,000 tonnes (641,000 tonnes including the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and Royal Marines).