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Royal Navy 2025

Large Ships

Carrier Group

Carrier Group

HMS Queen Elizabeth

HMS Prince of Wales

Amphibious Group

Faslane Patrol

ASW Patrol

Falklands Patrol

Depth Fleet

Totals for Options 1 and 2

1
1

2 aircraft carriers
2 amphibious transport docks
3 landing ships
1 helicopter carrier/training/hospital ship

7 attack submarines

6 destroyers

13 frigates (+3 in Option 4)

4 offshore patrol vessels (+3 in Option 3)

4 oil tankers, 3 solid replenishment and 4 sealift ships

32 Fleet Air Arm air defence/anti-shipping fighters


24 or 48 CAS/SEAD/land strike fighters from the RAF

HMS Albion or HMS Bulwark


2 Bay class landing ships
RFA Argus replacement
Astute SSNs

T45 Destroyers

T23/26 Frigates

RFA Support Ships

F-35B Lightning II

12
24

12
24

Max helicopter capacity

16

16 or 40

37

Merlin HMA2
Wildcat HMA2
Wildcat AH1
Merlin HC4
Apache AH2
Chinook HC4/5/6

7
6

7
6
6
19

7
6

3
1

2
1

2
1

10
7
2
6

82 helicopters for CVF only to 106 in total for amphibious operations (+2 in Options 3 and 4)
49 active maritime helicopters to 92 with amphibious helicopters (+2 in Option 3 and +10 in Option 4)
38 HMA helicopters (+2 in Option 3 and +10 in Option 4)
28 HMA helicopters
8 Royal Marines assault helicopters
25 heavy naval transport helicopters
8 attack heicopters from the Army Air Corps
10 heavy transport helicopters from the RAF

SAM capability

192

192

264

48

112

48

894

1,750 SAMs (+200 in Option 4)

Aster 30
Aster 15
Sea Ceptor

32
24
136

32
24
136

32
24
208

48

24
24
64

48

130
104
660

250 long-range SAMs


200 medium-range SAMs
1,300 short-range SAMs (+200 in Option 4)

TLAM
Harpoon
VL-ASROC

32
24
8

32
24
8

32
24
8

24
8
8

8
16
8

8
8
8

164
96
52

300 long-range cruise missiles


200 anti-shipping missiles (+40 in Option 4)
100 anti-submarine missiles

River Class 2 OPVs

1
1
1

8
10

red indicates aircraft numbers in CVF role for HMS Prince of Wales - Options 2,3 and 4

green indicates numbers in helicopter carrier role for HMS Prince of Wales - which is a possible configuration in all Options