List of Royal Navy shore establishments: Wikis


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RN Ensign
Ships of the Royal Navy

A - B - C - D - E - F - G
H - I - J - K - L - M - N
O - P - Q - R - S - T - U
V - W - X - Y - Z

aircraft carriers
amphibious assault shipping
bomb vessels
corvettes and sloops
gunboats and gunvessels
mine countermeasure vessels
patrol and attack craft
royal yachts
ships of the line
support ships
survey vessels
fleet bases
shore establishments
hospitals and hospital ships
air stations
aircraft wings
fleets and major commands
squadrons and flotillas
early English ships • early Scots ships

This is a list of shore establishments (or "stone frigates") of the Royal Navy and Royal Naval Reserve.


Current Royal Navy shore establishments

Naval bases

Air stations

Training establishments


Defence Munitions Centres, formerly Royal Naval Armaments Depot and formally elements of Defence Equipment & Support

Testing establishments

  • Vulcan NRTE (Naval Reactor Test Establishment) (HMS Vulcan) Dounreay, Thurso, Caithness, Scotland.

De facto shore establishments

Current Royal Marines establishments

Significant RM presences are also located in:

  • HMS Excellent
  • HM Naval Base Portsmouth
  • HM Naval Base Clyde
  • MOD St Athan

Current Royal Naval Reserve units and establishments

The modern RNR has fourteen Royal Naval Reserve Units (with 6 satellite units). These are:

Former Shore Establishments

[2] [3] [4]

RNAY Wroughton, Wroughton, Swindon.

See also


  1. ^ Defence Fuels Group
  2. ^ Coastal Forces Shore establishments
  3. ^ Combined Operations Training Establishments
  4. ^ Shield of Empire - The Royal Navy and Scotland, Brian Lavery, Birlinn 2007 ISBN 9781841585130
  5. ^ Hampshire and D-Day. Martin Doughty. ISBN 1-85741-047-5
  6. ^ "Birnbeck Island Pier - A short history". Friends of the Old Pier Society. Retrieved 2007-06-06. 
  7. ^ Signal!: A History of Signalling in the Royal Navy, Barrie H. Kent, Permanent Publications, 2004, ISBN 1856230252, 9781856230254
  8. ^ Hampshire Railways Remembered. Kevin Robertson & Leslie Oppitz. 1988. ISBN 0 905392 93 0. p97
  9. ^ HMS St Christopher
  10. ^ Hostilities Only - Training the Wartime Royal Navy, Brian Lavery, National Maritime Museum, 2004, ISBN 0948065486
  11. ^ Signal!: A History of Signalling in the Royal Navy, Barrie H. Kent, Permanent Publications, 2004, ISBN 1856230252, 9781856230254


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