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This is a list of active Royal Navy ships, complete and correct as of February 2007.

In total there are 92 commissioned ships in the navy, of which 3 are aircraft carriers (though one is being decommissioned), 3 are large amphibious vessels, 25 are major fleet escorts (17 frigates and 8 destroyers) and 13 are nuclear-powered submarines (9 SSNs and 4 SSBNs). These figures do not include ships of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary or those in reserve.

Major Surface Combatants

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Invincible-class aircraft carrier

Invincible-class Aircraft carriers (3)

Type 42 destroyers (8)

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Sheffield class batches 1 & 2 Type 42 destroyer
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Manchester class batch 3 Type 42 destroyer

Type 23 frigates (13)

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Duke class Type 23 frigate
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Broadsword class Type 22 frigate

Type 22 frigates (4)

Amphibious Forces

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Ocean class landing platform helicopter

Landing Platform Helicopter (1)

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Albion class landing platform dock

Albion-class landing platform docks (2)

Mine Warfare Forces

Sandown-class mine countermeasures vessels (8)

Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessels (8)

Patrol Vessels

Antarctic patrol ship (1)

River-class patrol vessels (4)

Castle-class patrol vessels (1)

Archer or P2000-class fast patrol boats (14)

Scimitar-class fast patrol boats (Gibraltar Squadron) (2)

Archer or P2000-class fast patrol boats (Cyprus Squadron) (2)

Survey Vessels

Ocean survey vessel (1)

Coastal survey vessels (2)

Echo-class multi-purpose survey vessels (2)

Submarines

Vanguard-class submarines (SSBNs) (4)

Swiftsure-class submarines (SSNs) (2)

Trafalgar-class submarines (SSNs) (7)

Other ships in commission

Shore Establishments

See also: List of Royal Navy shore establishments

See also

Notes

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