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Submarines

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the submarines which are not available for deployment, together with the reasons for non-availability in each case. [111338]

The following submarines are currently not available for deployment:

SubmarineReasons for non-availability
HMS TalentUpkeep maintenance in dry dock
HMS TrenchantUpkeep maintenance in dry dock
HMS SpartanConducting post upkeep sea trials
HMS SceptreConducting post upkeep sea trials
HMS SuperbUndergoing maintenance
HMS TrafalgarUndergoing maintenance
HMS VanguardUpkeep maintenance in dry dock
HMS VigilantUndergoing maintenance