Patrol Craft

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 28th November 2018.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's media release Defence Secretary secures ships to protect home waters, published on 22 November 2018, what assessment he has made of the manning liability associated with the decision to retain River Class patrol vessels in service.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Royal Navy would not release information concerning the detailed manning requirements for operational vessels as to do so would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces. Batch 1 River Class Offshore Patrol Vessels have a complement of 44.

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