Ships (Fitted Equipment)
Julian Lewis (Shadow Minister, Defence; New Forest East, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which of the 65 RN and RFA ships which donated ships' fitted equipment between 1 January 2004 and 31 March 2005 remain unavailable for deployment at sea; and for what reason in each case.
Adam Ingram (Minister of State (Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence; East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow, Labour)
RN and RFA ships that have donated ship's fitted equipment and remain unavailable for deployment at sea are as follows.
|Name of ship||Reason for unavailability for |
|HMS Ark Royal||Upkeep|
|RFA Sir Percival||Disposal|
|HMS Tireless||Re-validation maintenance period|
The primary sources of donors for STOROB, the name given to the process of transferring ship's fitted equipment from one vessel to another, are ships in upkeep and those awaiting disposal. None of the ships listed in the table are unavailable for deployment as a result of the STOROB process, but for the other reasons stated.