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Armed Forces: Type 45 Destroyers

Volume 714: debated on Thursday 12 November 2009

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Type 45 Destroyer will be built in the next five years; and how many such Destroyers will be built. [HL6300]

There are six ships being built as part of the Type 45 Destroyers Programme and all six are in various stages of build, including five ships in the water. The first of class, DARING, is expected to enter service in early 2010 while the remaining five vessels Dauntless, Diamond, Dragon, Defender and Duncan will enter service progressively through to the middle of the next decade.