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Royal Navy Ships

Volume 455: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many ships for the Royal Navy his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) decommissioned in each year since 1997, broken down by type. (109251)

The number of Royal Navy vessels introduced into service each year since 1997, broken down by class, is in the following table:

Type of ship/Year

Number of ships introduced into Service in Year

1997

Type 23 Frigate

2

Survey Ship

1

1998

Landing Platform Helicopter

1

Sandown Class Single Role Mine Hunter

2

Inshore Patrol Vessel

2

1999

Vanguard Class Nuclear Submarine

1

Sandown Class Single Role Mine Hunter

1

2000

Type 23 Frigate

1

Sandown Class Single Role Mine Hunter

2

2001

Type 23 Frigate

1

Sandown Class Single Role Mine Hunter

1

2002

Type 23 Frigate

1

Sandown Class Single Role Mine Hunter

1

2003

Landing Platform Dock

1

River Class Patrol Vessel

3

Survey Ship

2

Auxiliary

2

2004

None

2005

Landing Platform Dock

1

2006

Landing Ship Dock (Auxiliary)

2

The number of Royal Navy vessels withdrawn from service each year since 1991, broken down by class, is in the following table:

Type of ship/Year

Number of ships withdrawn from Service in Year

1997

Type 22 Frigate

1

Hong Kong Patrol Vessel

3

Offshore Patrol Vessel

1

River Class Mine Sweeper

1

Auxiliary

1

Royal Yacht

1

1998

River Class Mine Hunter

4

1999

Type 42 Destroyer

1

Type 22 Frigate

3

2000

Type 22 Frigate

1

Hunt Class Mine Hunter

1

Auxiliary

2

2001

Landing Platform Dock

1

Type 22 Frigate

1

Hunt Class Mine Hunter

1

Sandown Class Single Role Mine Hunter

1

Survey Ship

2

2002

Landing Platform Dock

1

Type 22 Frigate

1

Offshore Patrol Vessel

1

Survey Ship

1

2003

Swiftsure Class Nuclear Submarine

1

Offshore Patrol Vessel

4

2004

Sandown Class Single Role Mine Hunter

1

Landing Ship Logistic

1

2005

Type 42 Destroyer

3

Type 23 Frigate

2

Hunt Class Mine Hunter

3

Sandown Class Single Role Mine Hunter

2

Offshore Patrol Vessel

1

Landing Ship Logistic

1

2006

Swiftsure Class Nuclear Submarine

2

Type 23 Frigate

1

Landing Ship Logistic

2

Auxiliary

1