Armed Forces: Combat Ships

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th November 2010.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the approximate displacement of the new class of Type 26 ships.

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When the Type 26 global combat ship assessment phase contract was announced in March 2010, it was expected that each ship would have a displacement of around 6,000 tonnes. Since then, the strategic defence and security review has adjusted the Type 26 capability requirement to match more recent assessments of the perceived future global maritime environment. Final decisions on capability and performance, which will drive the resultant ship size, are yet to be made.

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