Type 23 Frigates

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 2nd June 2020.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to Answer of 6 May 2020 to Question 41912 on Type 23 Frigates, how many days each Type 23 Frigate was at sea in the years (a) 2018, (b) 2017, (c) 2016 and (d) 2015.

Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many days each Type 45 Destroyer was at sea in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017, (d) 2018 and (e) 2019.

Photo of Jeremy Quin Jeremy Quin The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The information requested is provided in the following tables.

Type 23 Frigates:

FRIGATE

2015

2016

2017

2018

ARGYLL

25

0

111

141

IRON DUKE

85

132

94

0

KENT

124

67

0

57

LANCASTER

157

0

0

0

MONMOUTH

68

113

209

131

MONTROSE

0

0

41

145

NORTHUMBERLAND

48

0

0

117

PORTLAND

107

176

41

0

RICHMOND

180

73

51

0

SOMERSET

131

113

95

60

ST ALBANS

122

136

138

120

SUTHERLAND

127

127

103

166

WESTMINSTER

0

0

126

152

Type 45 Destroyers:

DESTROYER

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

DARING

48

148

85

0

0

DAUNTLESS

114

2

0

0

0

DIAMOND

27

118

116

99

14

DRAGON

69

56

56

145

163

DEFENDER

106

115

0

84

183

DUNCAN

188

86

107

135

153

The normal operating cycle of every ship involves them entering different readiness levels depending on their programmes, periods of refit and Departmental planning requirements. In addition, these figures represent days at sea, and it should be noted that, while deployed away from the UK, ships will spend both days at sea and alongside in ports around the world.

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