The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom’s naval warfare force. The modern Royal Navy traces its origins to the early 16th century; the oldest of the UK’s armed services, it is consequently known as the Senior Service. The UK Royal Navy consists of 76 commissioned vessels and over 34,000 personnel.
Aircraft Carriers have the ability to put most nations within striking distance of UK air power, making them the cornerstone of advanced deployment and deterrence strategy.
Amphibious transport docks are warships that embark, transport, and land Marines, supplies, and equipment in a supporting role during amphibious warfare missions. With a landing platform, amphibious transport docks also have the capability to serve as secondary aviation support for an expeditionary group.
Cruisers are large surface combat vessels that conduct anti-air/anti-missile warfare, surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, and strike operations independently or as members of a larger task force. Modern guided missile cruisers were developed out of a need to counter the anti-ship missile.
Frigate are multi-mission medium surface ships capable of sustained performance in anti-air, anti-submarine, anti-ship, and offensive strike operations.
12 Type 23 Class Frigate
A mine countermeasures vessel or MCMV is a type of naval ship designed for the location of and destruction of naval mines which combines the role of a minesweeper and minehunter in one hull. The term MCMV is also applied collectively to minehunters and minesweepers.
6 Hunt Class Mine Countermeasures Vessels
5 Sandown Class Mine Countermeasures Vessels
The Coastal Patrol Ships (PC), are small, fast, and heavily armed. They perform important missions including surveillance, special forces operations, and littoral combat.
16 P2000 Class Patrol Boat
2 Scimitar Class Patrol Boat
A ballistic missile submarine is a submarine capable of deploying submarine-
4 Vanguard-class Submarine
An attack submarine or hunter-killer submarine is a submarine specifically designed for the purpose of attacking and sinking other submarines, surface combatants and merchant vessels.
4 Astute-class Submarine
2 Trafalgar-class Submarine