HMS King Alfred (shore establishment 1994)

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HMS King Alfred and Naval Command HQ.JPG
HMS King Alfred on the right of the picture, with Naval Command HQ on the left
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS King Alfred
Commissioned: 8 June 1994
Status: Active
Badge: HMS King Alfred badge.png
General characteristics
Class and type: Stone frigate
For other ships of the same name, see HMS King Alfred.

HMS King Alfred is a Royal Naval Reserve unit located on Whale Island, Portsmouth, within HMS Excellent in the vicinity of HMNB Portsmouth. The unit has a complement of over 200 reservists and provides training facilities to other Naval Reserve units.[1]

HMS King Alfred opened on 1 April 1994 and was commissioned on 8 June that year, replacing the recently closed units at HMS Sussex and HMS Wessex.[2] The unit is affiliated with Southampton University Royal Naval Unit and Bearwood College Combined Cadet Force and provides local representation at events including the Ship Festival, in Chichester; and the Remembrance Sunday services in Portsmouth and Hove.[3] Members of the unit are also honorary freedom holders of the City of Portsmouth.[3]


  1. ^ "HMS King Alfred (Portsmouth)". Royal Naval Reserve: Training Centres. Retrieved 26 September 2009. 
  2. ^ Warlow. Shore Establishments of the Royal Navy. p. 81. 
  3. ^ a b "HMS King Alfred (Portsmouth): Unit Information". Royal Naval Reserve: Training Centres. Retrieved 26 September 2009. 


Coordinates: 50°48′51″N 1°05′56″W / 50.8141°N 1.0988°W / 50.8141; -1.0988