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Warships: Sales

Volume 473: debated on Thursday 13 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which (a) Royal Navy and (b) Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships have been sold to foreign Governments since 2004; and what the sale price was in each case. (193094)

The following list contains all Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships sold on a Government-to-Government basis:

Date of the contract of sale

Sold to

Price (£ million)

Financial year 2004-05


Financial year 2005-06



HMS Norfolk

HMS Grafton

HMS Marlborough

Financial year 2006-07



HMS Sandown

HMS Inverness

HMS Bridport

Financial year 2007-08



RFA Sir Galahad

The above sale price figures represent the total revenue for the MOD and industry together. For those vessels sold on a Government-to-Government basis there is usually an agreement with industry for regeneration and modernisation work.