Destroyers and Frigates: Deployment

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 12th January 2018.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Labour, Chesterfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many frigates and destroyers were in deployment overseas at some point in December of each year since 2000.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

From the records that are available, we have identified the number of Royal Navy Frigates and Destroyers that were assigned to overseas deployments during December each year from 2000 - 2017 as listed below.

Year

The number of Frigates and Destroyers

2000

10

2001

9

2002

5

2003

7

2004

9

2005

5

2006

10

2007

9

2008

7

2009

7

2010

5

2011

4

2012

6

2013

4

2014

6

2015

5

2016

3

2017

0

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