Category: Royal Navy

Categories: British Armed Forces | British Military History | Maritime


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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the principal naval warfare force of the United Kingdom. The force traces its origin from the Royal English Navy and was amalgamated, with the Royal Scots Navy, at the Acts of the Union in 1707. Ships of the Royal English Navy retained title and seniority and, as such, the force is regarded, in the United Kingdom, as the oldest of the armed services and is known as the Senior Service. Vessels, and crew, of the Royal Scots Navy were transferred to the new Royal Navy although not all retained seniority.

On Wikitree

Wikitree retains the common usage; thus ships pre-dating the Acts of the Union in 1707/1708 that were held to establishment of the Royal English Navy are held under the category Royal Navy; this category. Ships held to establishment of the Royal Scots Navy are retained under the Royal Scots Navy category.

Naming Convention. The naming convention to be used for ship categorisation is the same in use on wikipedia, that is HMS <ship name> <(date of launch or pennant number)>. HMS Achates illustrates this convention. Ships can be grouped by ship name, such as HMS Achates, or by individual ship hull, as illustrated by HMS Hobart (1794). If creating a ship as a category please include context regarding the ship and its history. If not sure ask one of the leads in the United Kingdom Project team.

World War I

For the Royal Navy in World War I see: Royal Navy in World War I.

World War II

For the Royal Navy in World War II see: Royal Navy in World War II.

Korean War

For the Royal Navy in the Korean War see: Royal Navy, Korean War.

Resources

  • Royal Naval Biography, by John Marshall covers officers in the Royal Navy ranked Commander or higher who were alive up to the time of publication (1823) or shortly before.
  • A Naval Biographical Dictionary, by William Richard O'Byrne contains short biographies of all officers in the Royal Navy who were alive up to the time of publication (1849) or shortly before.

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