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Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many tours have been undertaken by each (a) Type-42 destroyer, (b) Type-22 frigate and (c) Type-23 frigate since 2005; where each tour was; what the length of each tour was; and what the length of time was between each tour. (258883)

Listed as follows are deployment details and length of time between each deployment of Type 42, Type 22 and Type 23 units from 2005 to those continuing into 2009.

Unit

Deployment

Year

Duration in months

Time before next deployment in months

T23

Portland

South Atlantic

2005

6

21

North Atlantic

2007

6

11

Gulf

2008-09

8

Somerset

Mediterranean

2005

2

30

Mediterranean

2008

6

6

Mediterranean and Far East

2009

5

Sutherland

Baltic Sea

2005

2

15

Gulf

2006-07

6

Argyll

Gulf

2005

6

13

Mediterranean

2006

2

10

Gulf

2007-08

6

10

Mediterranean

2009

2

Monmouth

Mediterranean

2004-05

4

23

Far East

2007

9

Montrose

Gulf

2005

3

6

Gulf

2005-06

6

8

Mediterranean

2007

7

8

Gulf

2008

7

Nth’land

Caribbean

2006

2

14

Mediterranean

2007

4

9

Red Sea

2009

6

Iron Duke

South Atlantic

2004

3

18

North Atlantic

2006

6

18

North Atlantic

2008

7

Lancaster

Mediterranean/Gulf

2006

5

4

North Atlantic

2006-07

4

17

Gulf

2008-09

6

Richmond

Gulf

2007

7

3

USA

2008

2

7

Gulf

2009

6

Westminster

West Africa

2005

2

6

Far East

2006

6

14

Far East

2008

5

Kent

Mediterranean

2004

17

Gulf

2006

6

17

Far East

2008

6

St. Albans

Gulf

2006

6

29

Mediterranean

2009

3

T22

Cambeltown

Gulf

2005

5

13

Gulf

2007

3

7

Gulf

2007-08

7

Cornwall

Gulf

2007

7

5

Europe

2008

1

Chatham

Gulf

2004-05

6

12

South Atlantic

2006

6

10

Mediterranean

2007

2

4

Gulf

2008

7

Cumberland

North Atlantic

2005

4

33

Mediterranean

2008

4

T42

Gloucester

Gulf

2004-05

4

13

Gulf

2006

4

4

Mediterranean

2006-07

2

Edinburgh

South Atlantic

2006-07

10

7

Far East

2008

5

Manchester

Mediterranean

2005

4

16

North Europe

2007

1

1

USA

2007

2

8

Gulf

2007-08

7

8

South Atlantic

2009

7

York

Far East

2005

6

6

Mediterranean

2006

6

Exeter

Mediterranean

2005

2

2

North Europe

2006

1

19

Mediterranean

2007

1

2

Mediterranean

2008

2

Liverpool

North Atlantic

2005

6

5

South Atlantic

2006

6

20

South Atlantic

2008

7

Nottingham

Gulf

2005

3

1

Mediterranean

2005

2

6

Mediterranean

2006

5

16

South Atlantic

2007-08

6

Southampton

South Atlantic

2005-06

6

7

Mediterranean

2006

2

5

South Atlantic

2007

8