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HMS Sultan
Bases and stations
HMS Sultan
Bases and stations

HMS Sultan

HMS Sultan is the home of Defence School of Marine Engineering (DSMarE) and the Royal Naval Air Engineering and Survival School (RNAESS). 

Location information

Royal Navy personnel conducting a rehearsal at HMS Sultan

Role of the base

Essential for supplying the Royal Navy with engineering Officers and Ratings of the highest standard, HMS Sultan – in Gosport, Hampshire – is home to the Defence School of Marine Engineering (DSMarE) and the Royal Navy Air Engineering and Survival School (RNAESS).


HMS Sultan has three main schools for training engineering Officers and Ratings.
Engineers and Technicians at HMS Sultan

Royal Naval Air Engineering & Survival Equipment School

This school focuses on training Air Engineer Officers, Air Engineering Technicians, and Survival Equipment ratings for operational employment or further training. It is located in the Daedalus building, which consists of six wings dedicated to different training areas. It provides initial and advanced training in air engineering and survival equipment. 
Air Purification teaching team instructs some students

Defence School of Marine Engineering

The school, headed by the Commandant of HMS Sultan, provides comprehensive training in marine engineering. It encompasses three departments: Training Support Organization, Marine Engineering Department, and Craft Skills Group. They deliver training in various marine engineering specialisations, including general service, submarines, and craft skills.
apprentices on HMS Albion

Nuclear department

As part of the Defence Academy, College of Management and Technology, the Nuclear Department offers training in nuclear engineering, radiation protection, and nuclear safety. It works closely with the Systems Engineering Group and Defence School of Marine Engineering. The department provides academic knowledge and practical training in reactor physics, thermodynamics, and other related areas. It also collaborates with the civil nuclear industry for training purposes. 

Base History

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HMS Sultan

Contact Details

Military Rd
PO12 3BY
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Email Address: [email protected]
Commanding Officer:
Captain Jo Deakin