Type 45 Destroyers

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 11th September 2018.

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Photo of Nia Griffith Nia Griffith Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many days each Type 45 destroyer has spent at sea in each year since those ships came into service.

Photo of Stuart Andrew Stuart Andrew Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The normal operating cycle of every ship involves them entering different readiness levels depending on their programmes and Departmental planning requirements.

From records available, the number of days each Type 45 destroyer has spent at sea in each calendar year since those ships came into service up to 1 September 2018, is shown below.

Unit and Year

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

DARING

153

114

130

107

100

152

182

50

48

148

85

0

DAUNTLESS

139

189

97

111

140

55

105

114

2

0

0

DIAMOND

62

288

97

169

82

110

27

118

116

49

DRAGON

145

251

104

185

126

69

56

56

65

DEFENDER

238

226

106

181

106

115

0

43

DUNCAN

331

82

67

188

86

107

104

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