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Defence written question – answered on 2nd November 2011.

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Photo of John Redwood John Redwood Conservative, Wokingham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many warships are available for active service in the Navy.

Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Details of the number of Royal Navy warships available, in various states of readiness, for active service are provided in the following table:

Landing Platform Helicopter (1)2
Landing Platform Dock 2
Type 45 Destroyer 3
Type 42 Destroyer 4
Type 23 Frigate 13
Hunt Class Mine Counter Measures Vessel 8
Sandown Class Mine Counter Measures Vessel 7
River Class Offshore Patrol Vessels 3
River Class Offshore Patrol Vessels (Helicopter) 1
P2000 Patrol Boats 18
Ocean Survey Vessels 1
Coastal Survey Vessels 3
Ice Patrol Ship 1
Ships Submersible Ballistic Nuclear 4
Ship Submersible Nuclear 7
(1) HMS Illustrious is now operating in the Landing Platform Helicopter role, as well as HMS Ocean.

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