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Destroyers

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many months each Royal Navy destroyer in service spent (a) on operations and (b) in maintenance in each year since 1997. (165881)

Following the definitions of operations and maintenance I set out in my letter to the hon. Member on the 5 November, the number of months each Royal Navy Destroyer spent on both in each year since 1997 were as follows:

199719981999

Vessel

Op time

Maintenance

Op time

Maintenance

Op time

Maintenance

Edinburgh

6

2

7

2

6

3

Gloucester

8

1

3

7

2

4

Manchester

3

3

7

3

4

4

York

7

3

8

2

1

6

Exeter

2

8

0

9

5

2

Liverpool

9

. 2

6

2

7

2

Nottingham

5

2

7

2

2

9

Southampton

8

2

0

12

0

6

200020022002

Vessel

Op time

Maintenance

Op time

Maintenance

Op time

Maintenance

Edinburgh

1

7

7

3

5

2

Gloucester

6

2

7

2

0

12

Manchester

6

5

0

12

1

5

York

6

3

3

4

7

3

Exeter

6

3

7

2

4

5

Liverpool

6

2

0

11

1

5

Nottingham

0

10

4

2

4

8

Southampton

8

1

6

3

7

2

200320042005

Vessel

Op time

Maintenance

Op time

Maintenance

Op time

Maintenance

Edinburgh

6

3

5

3

1

8

Gloucester

1

5

7

2

4

3

Manchester

6

2

4

3

5

3

York

7

2

0

10

6

1

Exeter

1

7

9

2

4

2

Liverpool

9

2

4

3

7

2

Nottingham

0

12

1

6

6

2

Southampton

2

8

4

3

6

2

2006

Vessel

Op time

Maintenance

Edinburgh

5

2

Gloucester

6

3

Manchester

1

8

York

7

4

Exeter

3

3

Liverpool

7

3

Nottingham

6

3

Southampton

4

3

The figures given have been rounded to whole months.

The tables do not include leave, trials and work-up periods.