The Royal Navy has a long and distinguished history in Northern Ireland.  Please follow the links in blue below to find out more. Research completed by History Hub Ulster Member Lieutenant Mark McCrea, Royal Navy.  Additional information supplied by Clive Moore.  We welcome suggestions or amendments, please Get in Touch.


  • Royal Navy
  • Royal Navy Reserve
  • Royal Marine Reserve


1945 to Present

  • Units & Ships


World War II

  • WW2 Timeline
  • Units & Ships
  • Air Stations
  • Naval Bases & Harbours
  • Other Locations


World War I

  • WW1 Timeline


Harbours, dockyards and anchorages in Ireland


Royal Navy Ships built by Harland and Wolff


FAA Aircraft produced by Short Bros


Shipwrecks around Ireland’s coast


Aircraft Downed in NI


Naval Graves and Memorials


Royal Navy Ships built by Workman Clark & Co