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HMS Endurance

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of time HMS Endurance was (a) at sea and (b) undergoing maintenance in each year since 1997. (203404)

The percentage of time HMS Endurance spent at sea and undergoing support maintenance in each year since 1997 was as follows:

Calendar year

Days at sea percentage

Support maintenance percentage

1997

42

15

1998

38

9

1999

26

49

2000

42

3

2001

42

11

2002

47

17

2003

51

11

2004

28

38

2005

47

9

2006

44

9

2007

47

21

The remainder of her time was spent alongside training, self maintenance and periods of leave.