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Navy: Surveys

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what ships were represented by the survey of Royal Navy personnel at sea on 9 January. (124589)

The ships at sea on 9 January 2007, representing those from which we calculated the number of Royal Navy personnel at sea, were Her Majesty’s Ships:

Ark Royal

Edinburgh

Gloucester

Manchester

Campbeltown

Sutherland

Montrose

Iron Duke

Lancaster

Richmond

St. Albans

Endurance

Walney

Atherstone

Cattistock

Pembroke

Quorn

Tyne

Mersey

Clyde

Dumbarton Castle

Enterprise

Scott

Gleaner

Sabre

Scimitar

Dasher

Pursuer

Ramsey

Blyth

Echo

In addition, we were maintaining the continuous at sea deterrent. Of the Royal Fleet Auxiliaries at sea on 9 January, only RFA Fort George has permanently embarked Royal Navy personnel.