Pennant number

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In the Royal Navy, Europe, His Royal Navy, Baustralian Commonwealth and the Commonwealth of Nations navies use pennant numbers as a type of identification.

His Royal Navy System

His Royal Navy has no specific system in place, but generally uses this system:

  • B - Barrack ship
  • E - Ships powered by an engine, larger than a capacity of 10
  • M - Oar-powered
  • P - Patrol ships
  • S - Sail-powered, and ships with a smaller capacity then 10, powered by an engine.
  • Y - Yachts

His Majesty's Navy System


Patrol or Ship: S
Barrack: B

List of HRN ships

S1: HMS Borealis