Type 42 Destroyers

Defence written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of Nick Harvey Nick Harvey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's plans are for the decommissioning of Type 42 destroyers.

Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Our present planning assumptions, which are kept under review, are that the Type 42 destroyers will be withdrawn from service on the following dates:

Type 42 destroyers
Withdrawal date
HMS Southampton 2009
HMS Exeter 2009
HMS Nottingham 2010
HMS Manchester 2011
HMS Gloucester 2011
HMS Liverpool 2012
HMS York 2012
HMS Edinburgh 2013

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