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Royal Naval statistics - Summary of Naval Personnel - Fleet Strength - RFA - Submarines - minewarfare vessels Ships - Vessels - Aircraft

ROYAL NAVY SUMMARY

STATISTICS - PERSONNEL SUMMARY

STRENGTH OVERVIEW (END 2014)



PERSONNEL SUMMARY

ROYAL NAVY

Trained Strength (End 2014)

Officers  6,980
Other Ranks 26,480
Total 33,460

Note: The above figures include 7,040 Royal Marines but do not include the approximate figure of 2,500 personnel from the Army attached to 3 Commando Brigade.

Not included in the above figures are approximately 2,100 civilian personnel manning support ships operated by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA).

Personnel in Training (Mid 2014)
Officers  880
Other Ranks 2,030
Total 2,910


FLEET STRENGTH OVERVIEW (MID 2014)

SUBMARINES

In Service:
4 x Nuclear Powered Ballistic Missile Firing (UK Strategic Deterrent).
7 x Nuclear Powered Attack type.

New Construction:
5 x Nuclear Powered Attack type.

MAJOR SURFACE VESSELS

In Service:
4 x Amphibious Assault Ships.

New Construction:
2 x Aircraft Carriers. Planned to enter service from 2018.

DESTROYERS AND FRIGATES

In Service:
6 x Destroyers.
13 x Frigates.

New Construction:
6 x Destroyers.

MINEWARFARE VESSELS

In Service:
15 x Minehunters and Minesweepers. Deployable worldwide.

SURVEY SHIPS

In Service:
4 x Ocean Survey Vessels.

PATROL VESSELS

In Service:
1 x Antarctic Patrol Ship.
2 x Fast Patrol Vessels. Gibraltar Squadron.
16 x Patrol Craft.

FLEET SUPPORT SHIPS
(Manned by Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel. Supply fuel, stores and ammunition at sea to fleet units).

In Service:
2 x Fast Fleet Tankers.
2 x Small Fleet Tankers.
1 x Support Tanker.
3 x Replenishment Ships.
1 x Casualty Receiving Facility.
3 x Landing Ships.

NAVAL AIRCRAFT - (FAF) - FORWARD AVAILABLE FLEET

21 x Merlin MK 1 Helicopters. Anti-submarine warfare
11 x Sea King MK 5. SAR and Utility
10 x Sea King Mk 7. Provides radar airborne early warning to fleet
4 x Lynx Mk 3. Training
25 x Lynx Mk 8. Anti-submarine warfare and missile armed for surface ship attack
12 x Hawk. Fixed Wing Trainer
4 King Air. (Training)

Note: Other Naval Aircraft are assigned to the Joint Force Harrier (JFH) and the Joint Helicopter Command (JHC). Click here to see more about JFH and JHC.