Royal Navy Ships – A Recruitment Study Guide and Interview Questions

Royal Navy Ships – A Recruitment Study Guide plus Interview Questions

As part of the Royal Navy selection process, both for Royal Navy Ratings and Officers, you will be asked a series of interview questions that assess what you know about Royal Navy ships, weaponry and aircraft.

In the Royal Navy, there are 89 ships in total in service. These range from Type 45 and Type 26 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers and also Albion Class Landing Platform Dock ships. Every single one of the Royal Navy’s ships is loaded with weaponry and armoury and comes complete with the latest radar equipment available.

Regardless of the job you are applying for within the Royal Navy, it is important you have a thorough understanding of the different ships, their range, the displacement, the weapons they carry, and also their role or purpose.

In this blog, former serving member of the Royal Navy and now recruitment expert, Richard McMunn, provides you with a simple to follow RN Ships Recruitment Study Guide to help you prepare for, and pass, your interview.

Below, Richard has provided you with a list of interview questions and answers based on Royal Navy ships that he recommends you prepare for. See how you get on by answering each of the interview questions that are presented.

NOTE: Click on the below questions to reveal the answers.

Royal Navy Interview Questions & Answers Based on Type 45 Destroyers

Royal Navy Interview Questions & Answers Based on Type 45 Destroyers
PICTURED: Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer HMS Duncan.

Type 45 Destroyer Questions (click to reveal answers)

Royal Navy Interview Questions & Answers Based on Albion Class (Landing Platform Dock)

Royal Navy Interview Questions & Answers Based on Albion Class (Landing Platform Dock)
PICTURED: HMS Albion alongside.

Albion Class Questions (click to reveal answers)

What is the primary purpose of the Landing Platform Dock?

ANSWER: The Albion Class is an agile assault vessel that has the primary purpose of landing Royal Marines on shore, including all of their equipment and weaponry, by either land or sea.

Where is the landing dock situated?

ANSWER: There is a landing dock situated at the bottom (the belly) of the ship which allows Royal Marines to go ashore by sea, using purpose-built boats. There is also a two-spot flight deck to enable the Royal Marines to utilise aircraft to also reach land. This multi-faceted approach gives the Royal Marines the option to reach land by air or sea in the fastest time possible.

What is the carrying capacity of the Albion Class?

ANSWER: 256 Royal Marines troops. If vehicles and supplies for combat are included, this can be increased to 405 Royal Marines.

What is the maximum range and the maximum speed of HMS Bulwark and HMS Albion?

ANSWER: 8,000 nautical miles maximum distance and 18 knots maximum speed.

How to Join the Royal Navy Recruitment Guide

Royal Navy Interview Questions & Answers Based on Type 23 Frigates

Royal Navy Interview Questions & Answers Based on Type 23 Frigates
PICTURED: Type 23 Royal Navy Frigate.

Type 23 Frigates Questions (click to reveal answers)

Royal Navy Interview Questions & Answers Based on Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier

Royal Navy Interview Questions & Answers Based on Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier
PICTURED: Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth docked in Portsmouth Harbour.

Q.E. Class Aircraft Carrier Questions (click to reveal answers)

4 thoughts on “Royal Navy Ships – A Recruitment Study Guide and Interview Questions

  1. Lumban Mervin Mkandawire says:

    I am Malawian citizen aged 21 and am very ready and willing to serve British Navy.kindly consider my application.Am eagrly waiting for a positive responce from the British Army.
    Thanks in advance.

  2. Salami sulaimon says:

    Hi am Nigeria citizen age 23 am willing to serve the british navy please accept my application.I promise to serve and obey instructions please accept my application.

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