Warships: Procurement

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Lord Trefgarne Lord Trefgarne Chair, SLSC Sub-Committee A

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) destroyers, and (2) frigates, are presently on order for the Royal Navy.

Photo of Lord Trefgarne Lord Trefgarne Chair, SLSC Sub-Committee A

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) destroyers, and (2) frigates, are presently in service with the Royal Navy.

Photo of Baroness Goldie Baroness Goldie Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

There are currently six Type 45 Destroyers and 13 Type 23 Frigates in service with the Royal Navy.

There are no destroyers on order. Three Type 26 Frigates are currently on order. We plan to award a contract for five Type 31 Frigates by the end of 2019, and a contract for the second batch of five Type 26 Frigates in the early 2020s.

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