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shore establishment Informally, a stone frigate is a naval establishment on land. The term has its origin in Britain's Royal Navy after its use of Diamond Rock, an island off Martinique, as a 'sloop of war' to harass the First French Empire, French in 1803–04 (t ...
s of the
Royal Navy The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's Navy, naval warfare force. Although warships were used by English and Scottish kings from the early medieval period, the first major maritime engagements were fought in the Hundred Years' War against ...
have borne the name HMS ''King Alfred'', after
Alfred the Great Alfred the Great (848/49 – 26 October 899) was king of the West Saxons from 871 to and king of the Anglo-Saxons from to 899. He was the youngest son of King Æthelwulf, who died when Alfred was young. Three of Alfred's brothers, Æthelba ...

Alfred the Great
: Ships * was a armoured cruiser launched in 1901 and sold in 1920. Shore establishments * was a training establishment at Hove and later at Exbury. It was commissioned at Hove in 1939, moved to Exbury in January 1946 and paid off in August that year, reopening as . **HMS ''King Alfred II'' was a branch of the main ''King Alfred'' between 1940 and 1944, being renamed HMS ''King Alfred (M)'' in 1943. **HMS ''King Alfred II'' was the Hove base from January 1946 after the main base had moved to Exbury, until being paid off in June 1946. * is the
Portsmouth Portsmouth () is a port city primarily built on Portsea Island in the county of Hampshire, South East England. It is also known colloquially as Pompey, a nickname shared with HMNB Portsmouth and the Portsmouth F.C., Portsmouth Football Club. It ...
division of the
Royal Naval Reserve The Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) is one of the two volunteer reserve forces of the Royal Navy in the United Kingdom. Together with the Royal Marines Reserve, they form the Maritime Reserve. The present RNR was formed by merging the original Roya ...
, commissioned in 1994 and extant as of 2009. {{DEFAULTSORT:King Alfred, Hms Royal Navy ship names