List of support ships of the Royal Navy

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This is a list of support ships of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom. There are currently no active ships. During World War I, obsolete hulks and cruisers were generally used for maintenance and support. Many commercial vessels were taken up from trade during both wars to act as depot ships. The first ship built specifically for the role was the Medway of 1928. Converted ships below are given with dates of conversion.

Ships[edit]

  • Adamant (1940) - submarine depot ship
  • Vindictive (1940) - ex-training cruiser, destroyer depot ship
  • Unicorn (1943) - fleet aircraft maintenance carrier
  • Adventure (1944) - ex-minelayer, landing craft repair ship
  • UK standard merchantman conversions
    • Hull repair type
      • Beauly Firth (1945)
      • Dullisk Cove (1944)
      • Mullion Sound (1945)
      • Solway Firth (1944)
    • Aircraft component repair type
      • Cuillin Sound (1945)
      • Holm Sound (1944)
      • Moray Firth (1945)
  • Canadian standard merchantman conversions
    • Escort repair type
      • Beachy Head (1945)
      • Berry Head (1945)
      • Duncansby Head (1945)
      • Flamborough Head (1945)
      • Mull of Galloway (1945)
      • Rame Head (1945)
    • Landing craft repair type
      • Buchan Ness (1945)
      • Dungeness (1945)
      • Fife Ness (1945)
      • Girdle Ness (1945) - Sea Slug missile trials ship 1956
      • Dodman Point (1945)
      • Hartland Point (1945)
      • Spurn Point (1945)
    • Coastal forces repair type
      • Cape Wrath (1946)
    • Armaments repair type
      • Portland Bill (1945)
  • Colossus class ex-light fleet carriers
    • Perseus (1944) - fleet aircraft maintenance ship
    • Pioneer (1944) - fleet aircraft maintenance ship
    • Triumph (1964) - fleet repair ship
  • Challenger (1984) - seabed operations ship

See also[edit]

List of Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship names