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The British Empire's navies are the most powerful in the world. All told, the Admiralty controls approximately 500 major warships (Aircraft carriers, battleships, cruisers, destroyers, frigates, and submarines). The command structure of the British Empire's navies is complex. The Royal Navy is commanded by the Admiralty, but some of its units permanently deployed in the colonies come under the command of the Colonial Office. Dominion Navies all come under their own governments. The Royal Indian Navy is under the control of the India Office, however global military command is usually exercised by the Admiralty, and colonial governments will usually allow themselves to be advised by the Admiralty. In time of war, the naval forces of the entire Empire will fall under the command of the Admiralty.

Exchange deployments and training are commonplace. Indian and Dominion officers frequently train at the Britannia Royal Naval College.

The British Empire's warships are usually built to standard designs in shipyards across the Empire. For example, the Type 42 Destroyer is built at four British shipyards, Mazagon Dock Limited in India, Cockatoo Island in Australia, and Sandock Austral in South Africa. This standardisation is rarely deviated from, which means that naval bases across the Empire can support all of the Empire's warships.

The Royal Navy's forces are divided into the Home Fleet, and the Colonial Squadrons.

NaviesEdit

Royal Navy (HMS)Edit

  • Battleships
    • 2 Hood class Nuclear Guided Missile Battleships
    • 5 Vanguard class Guided Missile Battleships
  • Aircraft Carriers
    • 16 King Henry VIII-class Super carriers
    • 16 Invincible-class Aircraft Carriers
  • Cruisers
    • 10 Leander-class Guided Missile Cruisers
    • 10 Crown Colony-class Nuclear Guided Missile Cruisers
    • 25 Town-class Guided Missile Cruisers (18 AAW, 7 ASW)
  • Destroyers
    • 12 Type 45 Destroyers
    • 25 Type 43 Destroyers
    • 25 Type 42 Destroyers
  • Frigates
    • 60 Type 23 Frigates
    • 10 Type 22 (Batch 3) Frigates
    • 6 Type 22 (Batch 2) Frigates
    • 5 Type 22 (Batch 1) Frigates
  • Missile Submarines
    • 10 Vigilant-class Submarines
  • Nuclear Attack Submarines
    • 5 Astute-class Submarines
    • 20 Trafalgar-class Submarines
    • 20 Swiftsure-class Submarines
  • Diesel-Electric Patrol Submarines
    • 30 Upholder-class Patrol Submarines
  • Patrol Craft
    • 8 River class Patrol Vessels
    • 14 Castle class Patrol Vessels
    • 28 Archer class Patrol Vessels

Royal Navy (Pacific Squadron) (HMS)Edit

  • 8 Armidale class patrol boats
  • 30 Pacific class patrol boats

Royal Navy (East Africa Squadron) (HMS)Edit

Royal Navy (Hong Kong Squadron) (HMS)Edit

  • 5 Peacock-class patrol vessels

Royal Navy (West Africa Squadron) (HMS)Edit

Royal Navy (Caribbean Squadron) (HMS)Edit

Royal Australian Navy (HMAS)Edit

  • 2 Invincible-class Carriers
  • 2 Brisbane-class (Town-class) Cruisers
  • 2 Type 45 Destroyer
  • 4 Type 42 Destroyers
  • 10 Type 23 Frigates
  • 4 Type 22 (Batch 3) Frigates
  • 6 Upholder class Patrol Submarines
  • 14 Armidale class Patrol Boats

Royal Canadian Navy (HMCS)Edit

  • 2 Invincible-class Carriers
  • 2 Toronto-class (Town-class) Cruisers
  • 2 Type 45 Destroyers
  • 5 Type 42 Destroyers
  • 6 Type 23 Frigates
  • 5 Type 22 (Batch 3) Frigates
  • 7 Type 22 (Batch 2) Frigates
  • 4 Upholder class Patrol Submarines
  • 12 Kingston class Patrol Boats

Royal Irish Navy (HMES)Edit

  • 4 Peacock-class Patrol Vessels

Royal New Zealand Navy (HMNZS)Edit

  • 1 Type 42 Destroyer
  • 3 Type 23 Frigates
  • 6 Armidale class Patrol Boats

Royal South African Navy (HMSAS)Edit

  • 4 Pretoria (Town-class) Cruisers
  • 5 Type 42 Destroyers
  • 7 Type 23 Frigates
  • 2 Type 22 (Batch 3) Frigates
  • 4 Type 21 Frigates
  • 6 Upholder class Patrol Submarines
  • 6 Warrior class Fast Attack Craft
  • 8 T-Craft class Patrol Boats

Royal Indian Navy (HMIS)Edit

  • 2 Invincible class Aircraft Carriers
  • 7 Bangalore-class (Town-class) Cruisers
  • 12 Type 42 Destroyers
  • 7 Type 23 Frigates
  • 2 Type 22 Frigates (Batch 2)
  • 8 Type 21 Frigates
  • 7 Leander class Frigates
  • 3 Upholder class Patrol Submarines
  • 7 Oberon class Patrol Submarines
  • 10 Island class Patrol Vessels
  • 16 Armidale class patrol boats

Royal Singapore Navy (HMSiS)Edit

  • 4 Type 23 Frigates
  • 7 Peacock-class patrol vessels

Nigerian Naval Force (HMS)Edit

  • 3 Type 21 Frigates
  • 2 Leander class Frigates

Royal Malayan Navy (HMMS):Edit

  • 3 Type 23 Frigates
  • 4 Type 21 Frigates

Ship ImagesEdit

Aircraft CarriersEdit

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King Henry VIII class Aircraft Carrier

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Invincible class Aircraft Carrier

BattleshipsEdit

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk56/Sheriff__001/British%20Empire%20ships/HoodclassBattleship.png
Hood class Battleship

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk56/Sheriff__001/British%20Empire%20ships/VanguardclassBattleship.png
Vanguard class Battleship

CruisersEdit

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk56/Sheriff__001/British%20Empire%20ships/GBCGType46.png
Leander class Cruiser

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk56/Sheriff__001/British%20Empire%20ships/GB_CGN_APOLLO_1975-2.png
Crown Colony class Cruiser

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk56/Sheriff__001/British%20Empire%20ships/Type82ASW.png
Town class Cruiser (ASW variant)

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk56/Sheriff__001/British%20Empire%20ships/Type82AAW.png
Town class Cruiser (AAW variant)

DestroyersEdit

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk56/Sheriff__001/British%20Empire%20ships/GBDDGType45DARING1a.gif
Type 45 Destroyer

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk56/Sheriff__001/British%20Empire%20ships/GBDDGType42B3_MANCHESTER4.png
Type 42 Destroyer (Batch 3)

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk56/Sheriff__001/British%20Empire%20ships/GBDDGType42B1_SHEFFIELD2.png
Type 42 Destroyer (Batch 1 and 2)

FrigatesEdit

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk56/Sheriff__001/British%20Empire%20ships/GBFFType23DUKE1.png
Type 23 Frigate

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk56/Sheriff__001/British%20Empire%20ships/GBFFType22B3CORNWALL1.png
Type 22 Frigate (Batch 3)

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk56/Sheriff__001/British%20Empire%20ships/GBFFType22B2Battleaxe1-1.png
Type 22 Frigate (Batch 2)

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk56/Sheriff__001/British%20Empire%20ships/GBFFType22B1Broadsword1.png
Type 22 Frigate (Batch 1)

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk56/Sheriff__001/British%20Empire%20ships/GBFFType21Amazon1.png
Type 21 Frigate

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk56/Sheriff__001/British%20Empire%20ships/GBFFType12MB3Hermione1.gif
Leander class Frigate

CorvettesEdit

Patrol CraftEdit

SubmarinesEdit

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk56/Sheriff__001/British%20Empire%20ships/GBSSBNVanguard1.gif
Vengeance class Submarine

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk56/Sheriff__001/British%20Empire%20ships/GBSSNASTUTE1.gif
Astute class Submarine

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk56/Sheriff__001/British%20Empire%20ships/GBSSNTRAFALGA1.png
Trafalgar class Submarine

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk56/Sheriff__001/British%20Empire%20ships/GBSSKUpholder.png
Upholder class Submarine

Amphibious ShipsEdit

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk56/Sheriff__001/British%20Empire%20ships/GPLPHOcean.png
Ocean class Landing Port Helicopter

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk56/Sheriff__001/British%20Empire%20ships/GBLSDRFAEnforcer_BAY1.png
Bay class Landing Ship Dock

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk56/Sheriff__001/British%20Empire%20ships/GBLPDFearless2.gif
Fearless class Landing Platform Dock

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