Marine Engineer Officer, HMS DEFENDER | Royal Navy


Graduating from the University of Bath (Mechanical Engineering), Victoria joined the Royal Navy in 2005. Following professional training she was assigned as the Deputy Marine Engineer Officer of HMS EDINBURGH, deploying on Operation ORION 08 to the Far East.

After this exciting and challenging tour, she studied for an MSc in Naval Architecture at UCL. Passing with Distinction, she took a Safety Regulation role responsible for Escape and Evacuation assurance of all MOD water-borne platforms.

Returning from maternity leave, Victoria was selected for promotion and appointed to T45 Destroyer HMS DEFENDER. As Marine Engineer Officer she has led her engineering department of 45 personnel through a short notice Operational Training programme and deployment to the Gulf.

Proud Mum to a three year-old, Victoria loves her husband and rugby in equal measure. She has represented the Combined Services and Royal Navy throughout her career, serving as Navy Captain for three seasons.