List of Royal Navy shore establishments

List of Royal Navy shore establishments

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

Current Royal Navy shore establishments

"De facto" shore establishments
*Mount Pleasant Airfield in the Falkland Islands which is a tri-service service establishment, albeit with RN personnel making up few of the personnel stationed there on a permanent basis, the majority being Army and RAF.
*Sembawang dockyard in the former HMNB Singapore (HMS "Terror") still has RN personnel based in a building in what is now a civilian dockyard. This RN presence was retained when British Forces withdrew from Singapore, and US Navy and Five Powers Defence Arrangements ships that use this dockyard (except for those of the Republic of Singapore Navy itself) are all fuelled by the UK Ministry of Defence. [ [ Defence Fuels Group] ]

Air stations
*RNAS Culdrose (HMS "Seahawk")
*RNAS Yeovilton (HMS "Heron")

Armaments depots (RNADs now called Defence Munitions centres)
* DM Beith
* RNAD Coulport

Naval bases
* (HMNB Devonport, Devonport, Devon, England)
* (HMNB Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England)
* (HMNB Clyde, Faslane, Helensburgh, Scotland)

Testing establishments
* Vulcan NRTE (Naval Reactor Test Establishment) (HMS|Vulcan) Dounreay, Thurso, Caithness, Scotland. (See Dounreay)

Training establishments
* (Fareham, Hampshire, England)
* (Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon, England)
* (Whale Island, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England)
* (Torpoint, Cornwall, England)
* (Gosport, Hampshire, England)
* (Portsmouth, Hampshire)

*, Rosyth, Fife, Scotland
* (the collective title for United States based Royal Navy personnel)
* (Royal Navy personnel based at NATO headquarters Allied Forces Southern Europe, Naples)
* JSU Northwood, ex-HMS "Warrior" (Northwood, Middlesex, England)

Current Royal Naval Reserve units and establishments

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

*, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, England
*, Cardiff, Wales
** Tawe Division (Swansea)
*, Belfast,
*, Greenock, Scotland
** Govan Division (Glasgow)
*, Liverpool, England
** Menai Division (Llandudno)
*, Birmingham, England
*, Bristol, England
*, Chicksands, Bedfordshire, England
*, Whale Island, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
*, London E1, England
**Medway Division, Chatham, Kent)
*, Rosyth, Fife, Scotland (Within the grounds of HMS Caledonia)
** Tay Division (Dundee)
*, Nottingham, England
** Ceres Division (Leeds)
*, HMNB Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, England
*, Northwood, Middlesex, England

Former Shore Establishments

[ [ Coastal Forces Shore establishments] ] [ [ Combined Operations Training Establishments] ] ["Shield of Empire - The Royal Navy and Scotland", Brian Lavery, Birlinn 2007 ISBN 9781841585130]

* [Hampshire and D-Day. Martin Doughty. ISBN 1-85741-047-5] at the bombed out Supermarine factory in Woolston, Southampton.
* (Simonstown, South Africa)
* Newhaven, Sussex - Coastal Forces Motor Launches (ML) and Steam Gun Boats
* Folkestone, England Combined Operations base
* Dundee Scotland Headquarters of Ninth Submarine Flotilla 1940
* Castle Toward, Toward, Argyll Combined Training Centre later renamed HMS|Brontosaurus
* Boston, Lincolnshire, England
* Fremingham Camp, Appledore, England Combined Operations
* HMS Appledore II Ilfracombe, England Combined Operations
* (formerly HMS|Kestrel) (RNAS Worthy Down, Winchester, Hampshire, England)
* HMS Armanillo Glenfinnart, Scotland Combined Operations RN Beach Commando training
* RN Dockyard, Portand Coastal Forces MLs and storage
*, Harwich - HQ of Flag Officer Harwich and Coastal Forces base 1939 - 1946
* HMS Beaver II Immingham Coastal Forces MLs
* Weymouth Coastal Forces MLs working up 1942-43
* Holyhead Coastal Forces MLs working up base 1943-1945
* (Boomer Hall, Felixstowe, Suffolk) Coast Forces MTB & MGB
* (Portsmouth, Hampshire, England)
* (Trinidad)
* HMS Birnbeck - at Birnbeck Pier in Weston-super-Mare. Operated from 1941 to 1946 for secret weapons research and testing. [cite web | url= | work=Friends of the Old Pier Society | title= Birnbeck Island Pier - A short history | accessdate=2007-06-06 ]
* HMS Bluebird III Folkestone, England (HMS Allenby possibly formerly known as HMS Bluebird III)
* Portland, Dorset Naval Police Patrol HQ
* HMS Britannia III Dartmouth Coastal Forces Motor Torpedo Boat & Motor Gun Boat
* Castle Toward, Toward, Argyll, Scotland Combined Operations landing craft crew training (initially called HMS|Ararat)
* (Rosyth, Fife, Scotland),
* (Wembury, Devon, England)
* Belfast Coastal Forces MLs
* (Gosport, Hampshire, England)
* (Haslemere, Surrey, England)
* (formerly HMS|Demetrius) (Wetherby, Yorkshire, England)
* Dartmouth Coastal Forces MTB & MGB
* Leith Coastal Forces MLs
* Rosyth, Fife, Scotland (formerly RNAS Donibristle / HMS|Merlin)
*, wartime Landing Craft Training Base on River Hamble,Hampshire
* HMS Dartmouth II Dartmouth Coastal Forces MTB MGB & ML
* Torpedo school (Devonport, Devon, England)
* Fleet Maintenance Base (Devonport)
* I Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland HQ for tank landing craft training
* HMS "Dinosaur II" Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland landing craft and work-up base
* HMS "Dorlin", Dorlin House, Acharacle, Argyll, Scotland Combined Operations RN Beach Signals and Royal Signals sections - battle training.
* (Gosport, Hampshire, England)
* (Southwick, Hampshire, England) (former location of the Maritime Warfare School)
* I Gailes Camp, Auchengate, Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland holding and training base for RN Beach Commandos
* HMS "Dundonald II" Auchingate, Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland Combined Signal School (CSS)
*, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Convoy escort base and anti-submarine training (later HMS "Sea Eagle")
* Ramsgate Coastal Forces MTB MGB & ML
* (Torpoint, Cornwall, England)
* HMS "Flora III" Invergordon Coastal Forces ML
*HMS|Flycatcher, headquarters of Mobile Naval Air Bases during Second World War, Ludham then Middle Wallop
* HMS "Foliot I" Plymouth, England Landing craft accounting base
* HMS "Foliot III" Buckleigh, Plymouth, England Combined Operations holding base
* HMS "Forte IV" Falmouth Coastal Forces ML
* HMS "Forward II" Newhaven Coastal Forces MTB
* Lerwick Coastal Forces MTB & ML
* (Shotley, Ipswich, Suffolk) Boys' Training Establishment
* Lerwick Shetland Auxiliary Patrol base
* Rye, England
* Brightlingsea, England landing craft training
* (Loch Ewe, Scotland.) Scapa Flow diversionary anchorage, 1939-40. Arctic convoys concentration point 1942-44
* (Trincomalee, Ceylon)
* (Gosport, Hampshire, England) Coastal Forces Depot MTB
* (Inskip, Preston, Lancashire, England)
* Crail Fife RNAS Crail
* Dunino Kingsbarn Fife Satellite airfield of Crail
* Glen Caladh, Nr Tighnabruaich, Argyll, Scotland Combined Operations Beach Training Establishment
* (Bahrain)
* World War II Royal Naval Air Station at Worthy Down, Hampshire [Hampshire Railways Remembered. Kevin Robertson & Leslie Oppitz. 1988. ISBN 0 905392 93 0. p97]
* (Hove, Sussex, England) Wartime initial training centre
* (Colombo, Ceylon)
* Shoreham, England Combined Operations landing craft base
* Inverailort Castle, Lochailort, Inverness-shire Scotland Combined Operations officer training
* (Port Edgar, Fife, Scotland) Fleet Minesweeper base
* Roseneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland Combined Operations also HMS Roseneath
* (Bermuda)
* Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England Landing craft
* Exbury House, Southampton, England Landing craft
* (Mauritius)
* Puckpool, Ryde, Isle of Wight, England Landing craft and Fleet Air Arm
* Lews Castle, Stornoway, Western Isles
* (Petersfield, Hampshire, England) Communications school
*HMS|Midge (Great Yarmouth)
*] Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland Combined Training HQ
* HMS "Monck" Port Glasgow, Scotland Combined Operations Carrier Training
* HMS "Monck" Roseneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
* HMS "Monck" Greenock, Scotland Greenock HQ Flag Officer
* Lowestoft, England
* Newhaven, England Landing craft base
*, HMS Northney I, HMS Northney II, HMS Northney III and HMS Northnney IV] Hayling Island, England landing craft training base
* RN Dockyard, (Portland, Dorset, England) ASDIC training; Flag Officer Sea Training; RNAS Portland (Lynx helicopter)
* Fearn Ross-shire RNAS Fearn
* Glenbranter Camp, Glenbranter, Strachur, Argyll, Scotland Combined Operations landing craft signals training
* (Chatham, Kent, England)
* (Tipner, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England)
* (parts later spun out as HMS "St Vincent") (37 Queen's Gate Terrace, London SW7, England)
* Lyness, Orkney
* Kirkwall, Orkney
* Inverary, Argyll, Scotland Combined Operations training
* Kitchener Camp, Richborough, Kent, England Holding base for RM landing craft personnel
* (Gibraltar)
* Roseneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland Combined Operations also HMS Louisburg
* (Corsham, Wiltshire, England) Petty Officers' training school
* Royal Naval College, Greenwich (London SE10, England) Naval Staff College
* (Victoriosa, Malta GC)
* [ [ HMS St Christopher] ] Fort William, Inverness-shire Coastal Forces training base.
* (Eastney, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England)
* (Gosport, Hampshire, England) Mine warfare training and HMS|St Vincent|London shore establishment|6 (Whitehall, London) Communications centre
* Abbotsinch Glasgow RNAS Abbotsinch
* Butlin's holiday camp Ayr basic training 1942. From 1959 RNR Rosyth
*, (Eglinton, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland)
* Bracklesham Bay and Birdham, near Chichester, England
* [ HMS Seahawk] Ardrishaig, Argyll Coastal Forces training base
* (Aden)
* St Enoch's Hotel Glasgow Western Approaches Command, Clyde
* Southampton, England tank landing craft repair base
* HMS "Squid II" Westcliff Hall Hotel, Hythe, England landing craft squadron staff
* Bo'ness, Scotland landing craft working-up base
* (Hong Kong) operated from 1897 to 1997 at two locations
* Hawkcraig near Aberdour - hydrophone training school during World War I
* Twatt Orkney RNAS Twatt
* (Singapore)
*, Keyham and Manadon, Plymouth, Devon. Royal Naval Engineering College
* Hamble, Southampton, England landing craft operational base
* HMS "Tormentor II" Cowes, Isle of Wight, England training camp.
* Poole, Dorset, England Combined Operations training
* (Diyatalawa, Ceylon)
* Port Bannatyne Hydropathic Hotel Port Bannatyne Isle of Bute X class submarine training
* Ardtaraig House Loch Striven Argyll X class submarine advanced training
* Seaview, Isle of Wight, England Landing craft
* (Portsmouth, Hampshire, England)
* Ayr RNAS Ayr
* Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland Combined Operations senior officer training
* Dover [ Coastal Forces]
* Southend, England Flotilla training
* HMS "Westcliffe II" Combined Operations holding base for RM landing craft personnel
* HMS "Westcliffe II" Burnham on Crouch, England Landing craft base
* (Chatham, Kent, England)
* HMS "Wildfire II" Combined Operations base
* HMS "Wildfire III" Sheerness, England Combined Operations base
* Ipswich, England landing craft base
* RNAD Broughton Moor, Cumbria, England armaments depot
* RNAD Crombie
* RNAD Dean Hill
* RNAD Gosport including Priddy's Hard

ee also

* List of air stations of the Royal Navy
* Royal Navy Dockyards
* Admiralty Mining Establishment


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