The Admiralty Citadel in 2008, former home of HMS St Vincent
Royal Navy EnsignUnited Kingdom
NameHMS St Vincent
Commissioned1 April 1992
Decommissioned31 March 1998
FateElements merged into new organisation
General characteristics
Class and typeStone frigate

HMS St Vincent was a shore establishment of the Royal Navy, located in London during the 1990s.

There had been a previous London-based HMS St Vincent, which had been the home of the Royal Navy section at the Royal Naval Reserve's base at HMS President. This HMS St Vincent had closed on 31 March 1992, and the following day, on 1 April 1992 a new HMS St Vincent opened.[1] This was located in the Admiralty Citadel, a Grade II listed concrete blockhouse built in 1939,[2] behind Admiralty House and became the Admiralty's communication centre. It continued to operate until being paid off on 31 March 1998. Its elements then became MARCOMM COMCEN (St Vincent).[1]


  1. ^ a b Warlow, Ben, Shore Establishments of the Royal Navy, Liskeard: Maritime, 2000. ISBN 978-0-907771-73-9
  2. ^ Historic England. "The Citadel, Horseguards Parade SW1 (1066638)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 30 November 2023.

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