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Royal Navy Fleet Flagship

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Royal Navy Fleet Flagship

In the Royal Navy, the Fleet flagship is the ship designated as a main ship. It is usually an aircraft carrier but since the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review, HMS Albion, an amphibious assault ship, was designated as the fleet flagship.[1] However, her sister ship, HMS Bulwark, took over from her in late 2011.[2]

Flagship can also indicate that of shore establishments run by senior Naval commanders. In 1960, the Commanders-in-Chief of the Home Fleet and its successors the Western Fleet and the Fleet have flown their flags ashore in HMS Warrior in Northwood.

Ship Dates
HMS Ark Royal 1587-1636
HMS Iron Duke 1914-1917
HMS Queen Elizabeth 1917-1919
HMS Invincible 1993-2005
HMS Ark Royal 2005-2007
HMS Illustrious 2007-2009
HMS Ark Royal 2009-2010[3]
HMS Albion Dec 2010-Oct 2011
HMS Bulwark Oct 2011-present


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