List of Royal Navy shore establishments

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

Current Royal Navy shore establishments

Royal Navy bases and establishments in the United Kingdom (Portsmouth establishments: HMS Collingwood, HMS Excellent, HMS Sultan, HMS Temeraire, Institute of Naval Medicine)
List of Royal Navy shore establishments is located in Bahrain
HMS Juffair
HMS Juffair
Royal Navy support facility in Bahrain
Mare Harbour, the base for Royal Navy vessels in the Falkland Islands & South Atlantic

Naval bases

Air stations

Training establishments


Defence Munitions Centres

Formerly Royal Naval Armaments Depot and formally elements of Defence Equipment and Support.

Testing establishments

Overseas naval facilities

De facto overseas naval facilities

Current Royal Marines establishments

Royal Marines Establishments - Green: RM Units, Blue: Royal Navy Establishments, Red: Training, Roundel: Fleet Air Arm station

Significant RM presences are also located in:

Royal Marines Band Service

The RMBS also have 8 Royal Navy Volunteer Bands under a Bandmaster from the Band Service at:HMS Seahawk, HMS Heron, HMS Collingwood, Northwood, HMS Sultan, HMS Drake, HMS Nelson and HMS Neptune. Another Volunteer Band, baced out of Britannia Royal Naval College, doesn't have a RMBS bandmaster.

Current Royal Naval Reserve units and establishments

The modern Royal Naval Reserve has fifteen Units (with 3 satellite units). These are:

Former shore establishments

Former naval bases

Former air stations

Former Royal Naval Hospitals

Former shore bases

A to D

E to K

L to R

S to Z


Royal Naval Armaments Depots

Royal Naval Stores Depots


Royal Navy Aircraft Yards

See also


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