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Ships Company

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Interesting Naval Topics

Royal Naval Association:Website link

Royal Naval Association

On this page there is a List of Related Naval Ship and Branch Organisations

Naval Slang

HMS Scarysfort: Website link

Many phrases that have been adopted into everyday use originate from seafaring, in particular from the days of sail.

CreweSeekers: Website link

Nautical Slang in Common Usage

Jacks Ditties

Tales of life in the Royal Navy

Jack's Ditties: Website Link

Nick Names
in the Royal Navy

Nick Names : Website Link

Royal Navy Tum Toasts

Pussers Rum

These traditional Royal Navy toasts will give you a reason to raise your rum glass every day

Royal Navy History

The history of the United Kingdom is the history of the Royal Navy. We are an island nation and sea has always been a vital factor. It is the means of people arriving from overseas, a barrier to invaders, a highway for trade and the basis for a once-global empire.

Naval History: Website Link

Royal Navy History: Website Link


HMS Vanguard receiving a final 'brush and polish' at Weymouth on June 2, 1953, before taking part in the coronation review at Spithead on June 15 by her majesty the queen. Imperial War Museums A32566

Coronation Spithead Review (1953)

Video Link

Coronation Review 1953

Coronation Review 1953

PDF File

Coronation Review of the Fleet

The White Ensign

Royal Navy White Ensign: Website Link

The White Ensign, at one time called the St George's Ensign due to the simultaneous existence of a cross-less version of the flag, is an ensign flown on British Royal Navy ships and shore establishments. It consists of a red St George's Cross on a white field with the Union Flag in the upper canton

Ship's Badges and Flags

Colours of the Fleet

British Royal Navy Ships: Website Link

The National Archives Flags: Website Link

Picture Gallery
Ships of the Royal Navy

MOD: Website Link


HMS Stormcloud (J 367). Minesweeper of the Algerine class

Ships of the Royal Navy Gallerys

Imperial War Museum: Website Link

HMS Franklin

At a buoy in the Medway March 1946

HMS Franklin (J84) was a Halcyon-class minesweeper (officially, "fleet minesweeping sloop") of the British Royal Navy, which was commissioned in 1938 as a survey ship. She served as such throughout World War II, continuing in that role until decommissioned in 1953.There were 21 ships in the Halcyon class, built in two groups; the first using reciprocating steam engines, with steam turbines in the latter. They were generally smaller versions of the Grimsby-class escort sloops.

Navy Photos Gallery

An excellent website;
well worth a look

Navy Photos: Website Link

The photographs on this site are a mixture of those from David Page's own collection of many years, some which were "Rescued" from an unofficial "Fly Tip" rubbish site during early 1997, and many more which have been donated to him, to display on this website with the owners full blessing, from the private collections of his sites many visitors

Ships Nostalgia Forum

Another excellent website

Ships Nostalgia: Website Link

Ships Nostalgia, the world's greatest online community for people worldwide with an interest in ships and shipping. Whether you are crew, ex-crew, ship enthusiasts or cruisers, this is the forum for you. And what's more, it's completely FREE.

Also lots of excellent photos and many video clips

Royal Navy Imagery

RN Imagery Database:Website Link

Royal Navy Establishments

Royal Navy Estabishments
Website Link

The Royal Navy's Shore Establishments train our men and women for the challenges of life at sea in the 21st Century. They offer everything from new entry courses and intensive commando training through to modern apprenticeships and post graduate degrees.

Naval Bases

The Naval Bases are home to the Royal Navy's Surface and Submarine Fleets. Each base supports the ships and submarines of their flotillas in the areas of personnel, engineering and supplies.

Naval Bases:Website Link

The largest naval base in Western Europe, Devonport has been supporting the Royal Navy since 1691. The vast site covers more than 650 acres and has 15 dry docks, four miles of waterfront, 25 tidal berths and five basins. The base employs 2,500 Service personnel and civilians, supports around 400 local firms and generates around ten per cent of Plymouths income.

The National Museum, Royal Navy

The National Museum :
Royal Navy Website Link

HMS - When is a ship a real ship, and when is it a shore base? In Royal Navy and Royal Marines service records, personnel will be shown as serving on a ship. This does not necessarily mean they are at sea; instead they may be at a shore establishment. There were hundreds of these across the years and there are still many today. These are some you may come across in service records.