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Royal Navy Frigates

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 18 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) Type 22 and (b) Type 42 frigates are in operation with the Royal Navy; and how many will be in operation in 2009-10. (114326)

There are currently four Type 22 frigates and eight Type 42 destroyers in operation within the Royal Navy fleet.

On present plans there will continue to be four Type 22 frigates at the end of financial year (FY) 2009-10. Three of the Type 42 destroyers will have been withdrawn from service by the end of FY 2009-10 as these ships begin to be replaced by the new Type 45 destroyers.