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Warships: Procurement

Volume 458: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the 28 new ships referred to by the Minister for the armed forces on 26 February 2007, Official Report, column 660, as having joined the fleet since 1997, together with the dates on which each of them (a) was ordered and (b) joined the fleet. (126228)

[holding answer 12 March 2007]: Details of vessels taken into service since 1997 are as follows:

In-service date

Year ordered

Description

1997

1992

Type 23 Frigate, Sutherland

1992

Type 23 Frigate, Grafton

1995

Survey Ship, Scott

1998

1993

Landing Platform Helicopter, Ocean

1995

Sandown Class Single Role Mine Hunter, Penzance, Pembroke

1996

Inshore Patrol Vessel, Tracker, Raider

1999

1992

Vanguard Class Nuclear Submarine, Vengeance

1995

Sandown Class Single Role Mine Hunter, Grimsby

2000

1996

Type 23 Frigate, Kent

1995

Sandown Class Single Role Mine Hunter, Bangor, Ramsey

2001

1996

Type 23 Frigate, Portland

1995

Sandown Class Single Role Mine Hunter, Blyth

2002

1996

Type 23 Frigate, St Albans

1995

Sandown Class Single Role Mine Hunter, Shoreham

2003

1996

Landing Platform Dock, Albion

2001

River Class Patrol Vessel, Tyne, Severn, Mersey

2000

Survey Ship, Echo, Enterprise

1997

Auxiliary, Wave Knight, Wave Ruler

2004

None

2005

1996

Landing Platform Dock, Bulwark

2006

2000

Landing Ship Dock (Auxiliary), Mounts Bay, Largs Bay, Cardigan Bay

The total number of vessels that have entered service since 1997 now stands at 29, following the acceptance into service of RFA Cardigan Bay in December 2006.