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Warships: Portsmouth

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons the number of warships based at Portsmouth has been reduced since 2004. (122371)

[holding answer 26 February 2007]: The number of warships based in Portsmouth, as in any port, will change as old warships are taken out of service and new warships enter service. Warships may also from time to time be reassigned to a different base port. A number of Portsmouth-based warships have been taken out of service since 2004: three Type 42 destroyers, two Type 23 frigates, two mine counter measures vessels and one offshore patrol vessel.