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Fleet Today

HMS Illustrious returns to Portsmouth on the 3 August 2006 after a four month deployment to the Far East with a delayed return due to the problems in Lebanon
HMS Chatham in South Georgia
HMS Trenchant
Fleet Today
Ship Name Launch Date Displacement (Tonnes) Total Crew Ship Name Launch Date Displacement (Tonnes) Total Crew
Aircraft Carriers Vanguard Class Submarines
HMS Invincible 1977 22,000 1051 HMS Vanguard 1995 15,980 135
HMS Illustrious 1978 22,000 1051 HMS Victorious 1995 15,980 135
HMS Ark Royal 1981 22,000 1051 HMS Vigilant 1995 15,980 135
Amphibious Assault Ships HMS Vengeance 1998 15,980 135
HMS Ocean 1995 20,700 265 Swiftsure Class Submarines
HMS Albion 2001 18,500 363 HMS Sovereign 1973 4,900 116
HMS Bulwark 2001 18,500 363 HMS Superb 1974 4,900 116
Type 42 Destroyers Batch 2 HMS Sceptre 1976 4,900 116
HMS Exeter 1978 4,820 253 HMS Spartan 1978 4,900 116
HMS Southampton 1979 4,820 253 Trafalgar Class Submarines
HMS Nottingham 1980 4,820 253 HMS Trafalgar 1981 5,200 130
HMS Liverpool 1980 4,820 253 HMS Turbulent 1982 5,200 130
Type 42 Destroyers Batch 3 HMS Tireless 1984 5,200 130
HMS Manchester 1980 5,200 301 HMS Torbay 1985 5,200 130
HMS Gloucester 1982 5,200 301 HMS Trenchant 1986 5,200 130
HMS York 1982 5,200 301 HMS Talent 1988 5,200 130
HMS Edinburgh 1983 5,200 301 HMS Triumph 1991 5,200 130
Type 23 Frigates Sandown Class Minehunters
HMS Argyll 1989 4,900 181 HMS Walney 1991 600 34
HMS Lancaster 1990 4,900 181 HMS Penzance 1997 600 34
HMS Iron Duke 1991 4,900 181 HMS Pembroke 1997 600 34
HMS Monmouth 1991 4,900 181 HMS Grimsby 1998 600 34
HMS Montrose 1992 4,900 181 HMS Bangor 1999 600 34
HMS Westminster 1992 4,900 181 HMS Ramsey 1999 600 34
HMS Northumberland 1992 4,900 181 HMS Blyth 2000 600 34
HMS Richmond 1993 4,900 181 HMS Shoreham 2001 600 34
HMS Somerset 1994 4,900 181 Hunt Class Minehunters
HMS Sutherland 1996 4,900 181 HMS Cattistock 1981 750 45
HMS Kent 1998 4,900 181 HMS Brocklesby 1982 750 45
HMS Portland 1999 4,900 181 HMS Middleton 1983 750 45
HMS St. Albans 2000 4,900 181 HMS Chiddingfold 1983 750 45
Type 22 Frigates Batch 3 HMS Hurworth 1984 750 45
HMS Cornwall 1985 5,300 250 HMS Atherstone 1986 750 45
HMS Cumberland 1986 5,300 250 HMS Quorn 1988 750 45
HMS Campbeltown 1987 5,300 250 Archer Class P2000 Fast Training Boats
HMS Chatham 1988 5,300 250 HMS Archer (Aberdeen) 1985 54 11
Antarctic Patrol Ship HMS Biter (Manchester) 1985 54 11
HMS Endurance 1991 6,000 112 HMS Example (Northumbria) 1985 54 11
Castle Class Patrol Vessel HMS Explorer (Yorkshire) 1985 54 11
HMS Dumbarton Castle 1981 1,427 45 HMS Smiter (Glasgow) 1985 54 11
River Class Patrol Vessels HMS Blazer (Southampton) 1988 54 11
HMS Tyne 2003 1,677 30 HMS Charger (Liverpool) 1988 54 11
HMS Mersey 2003 1,677 30 HMS Exploit (Birmingham) 1988 54 11
HMS Severn 2003 1,677 30 HMS Express (Wales) 1988 54 11
Ocean Survey Vessels HMS Puncher (London) 1988 54 11
HMS Scott 1996 13,500 63 HMS Raider (Cambridge) 1998 54 11
Coastal Survey Vessels HMS Ranger (Sussex) 1988 54 11
HMS Gleaner 1983 26 5 HMS Tracker (Oxford) 1998 54 11
HMS Roebuck 1985 1,200 46 HMS Trumpeter (Bristol) 1988 54 11
Multi-Role Survey Vessel Cyprus Squadron - Archer Class P2000 Fast Training Boats
HMS Echo 2002 3,500 72 HMS Dasher 1988 54 5
HMS Enterprise 2002 3,500 72 HMS Pursuer 1988 54 5
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HMS Sabre 2003 24 5
HMS Scimitar 2003 24 5