HMS Collingwood (shore establishment)
HMS Collingwood is a stone frigate (shore establishment) of the Royal Navy, in Fareham, England. It is the lead establishment of the Maritime Warfare School and the largest naval training organisation in Western Europe. The Maritime Warfare School is a federated training establishment incorporating HMS Excellent, the Defence Diving School, the RN Physical Training School, the School of Hydrography and Meteorology in Plymouth and the Royal Marines School of Music in Portsmouth Naval Base.
Entrance to HMS Collingwood
|Active||1940 – present|
|Part of||Flag Officer Sea Training|
|Motto(s)||Ferar unus et idem (Latin: "I shall carry on regardless")|
HMS Collingwood gained its name from Lord Collingwood, a distinguished admiral at the turn of the 19th century. The current shore establishment was commissioned as the fourth HMS Collingwood on 10 January 1940, initially to instruct "hostilities only" ratings of the seaman branch. Wireless telegraphy ratings started their training in June 1940, and a radio direction finding school was added in 1942. In 1946 Collingwood took over the training of both officers and ratings in the maintenance of all electrical and radio equipment in the fleet, except that of the Fleet Air Arm.
In spring 2007, the Maritime Warfare Centre relocated to HMS Collingwood from HMS Dryad (now the tri-service establishment Southwick Park) and Portsdown Technology Park.
The establishment is also home to the Royal Naval Cadets of HMS Collingwood Royal Naval Volunteer Cadet Corps.
- HMS Collingwood - A History Archived 2011-08-30 at the Wayback Machine HMS Collingwood Officers' Association.
- MOD Website - HMS Collingwood Archived 2007-06-10 at the Wayback Machine
- MOD Website - HMS Collingwood History Archived 2007-02-16 at the Wayback Machine
- MOD Website - Maritime Warfare School Archived 2007-08-11 at the Wayback Machine
- "Royal Navy HMS Collingwood Maritime Warfare School Shore Establishment". Periscope Films. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
- "HMS Collingwood". Royal Naval Volunteer Cadet Corps. Retrieved 18 October 2019.