List of royal yachts of the United Kingdom

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

This is a list of royal yachts of the United Kingdom. There have been 84 royal yachts since the restoration of the monarchy in 1660. King Charles II had 25 royal yachts and five were simultaneously in service in 1831. Occasionally merchantmen or warships have been chartered or assigned for special duty as a temporary royal yacht, for example the steamship Ophir in 1901 and the battleship HMS Vanguard in 1947. In 1997 HMY Britannia was decommissioned and not replaced. Since 1998, following a successful national tender process, the Royal Yacht Britannia has been berthed permanently at the Port of Leith in Edinburgh.[1] There are currently no British royal yachts, although MV Hebridean Princess has been used by the Royal Family.[2]


* Not HMY


  1. ^ "The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh". Visit Britain. British Tourist Authority. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  2. ^ Witchell, Nicholas (23 July 2010). "Queen heads off on Hebridean adventure". BBC News.
  3. ^ "40-year-old Ship Makes Last Trip; Empress of Australia, Luxury Liner and Troop Carrier, on Way to Scrap Heap". The New York Times. 1 May 1952.


  • Madge, Tim (1997). Royal Yachts of the World. Thomas Reed Publications. pp. 182–183. ISBN 0-901281-74-3.
  • Fenwick, Valerie; Gale, Alison (1998). Historic Shipwrecks, Discovered, Protected and Investigated. Tempus Publishing Limited. pp. 112–113. ISBN 0-7524-1473-9. Describes the Mary and mentions Katherine and Phineas Pett.

External links

  • Royal Marines Bands - mention of Ophir
  • New York Times archive The end of the Royal Tour of 1901
  • New York Times archive Ordering the new yacht in 1897
  • Hampshire and Dorset shipwrecks Collision of HMY Albee with the Mistletoe
  • New York Times archive Review of the Fleet 1897
  • The Royal Yacht Britannia, Leith, Edinburgh. Visitor attraction and evening events venue.
  • The list of Navy vessels for December 1695 (House of Commons Journal)
  • The £1.4-million yacht Hebridian Princess This yacht was chartered by the Queen for her 80th Birthday. Formerly the MacBrayne ferry Columba built in 1964; converted to a miniature cruise ship for just 49 passengers in 1989.
  • The £50-million Motor Yacht Leander Chartered by Prince of Wales for visit to Caribbean in March 2008. Chartered yacht instead of jet was to demonstrate his concern for the environment.
Retrieved from ""
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia :
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "List of royal yachts of the United Kingdom"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA