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Destroyers And Frigates

Volume 32: debated on Wednesday 24 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many destroyers and frigates were in commission, on trials, and in reserve or refitting in 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1981 and 1982, respectively.

We do not hold the information in exactly the form requested for all the years in question. However, the following table details the numbers of destroyers and frigates over the period between 1960 and 1982 using the format employed in successive Statements on the Defence Estimates.

Destroyers and Frigates
Operational, preparing for service, engaged in trials or trainingUndergoing long refit or conversion, on standby etc.
19607478
1966*7125
19706417
19756010
19804918
19815110
1982†555

Notes:

* No Strength of the Fleet table was published in the 1965 Statement on the Defence Estimates.

† Information brought up to date and includes one vessel under construction.