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Aircraft Carriers: Shipbuilding

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 5th September 2019.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to Harland and Wolff having entered into administration, which UK shipyards have the infrastructure to facilitate the repair and retrofitting of the UK's two Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers.

Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Routine scheduled repair and refitting of the two Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, other than dry-docking, will be undertaken at Her Majesty's Naval Base Portsmouth.

The following dry-dock facilities in the UK are of a sufficient size to accommodate the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers:

Able UK, Seaton Port, Teeside; Babcock, Rosyth; Cammell Laird, Birkenhead; Cammell Laird, Greenock (Inchgreen); Harland and Wolff, Belfast.

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