Type 23 Frigates and Type 45 Destroyers

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 25th May 2021.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many days each of the (a) Type-45 Destroyers and (b) Type 23 Frigates spent at sea between 2015 and 2020.

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

2019

2020

ARGYLL

25

0

111

141

101

191

IRON DUKE

85

132

94

0

4

0

KENT

124

67

0

57

172

155

LANCASTER

157

0

0

0

6

144

MONMOUTH

68

113

209

131

37

10

MONTROSE

0

0

41

145

198

227

NORTHUMBERLAND

48

0

0

117

146

154

PORTLAND

107

176

41

0

0

0

RICHMOND

180

73

51

0

11

190

SOMERSET

131

113

95

60

0

0

ST ALBANS

122

136

138

120

77

0

SUTHERLAND

127

127

103

166

103

161

WESTMINSTER

0

0

126

152

131

114

Type 45 Destroyers:

DESTROYER

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

DARING

48

148

85

0

0

0

DAUNTLESS

114

2

0

0

0

29

DIAMOND

27

118

116

99

14

71

DRAGON

69

56

56

145

163

110

DEFENDER

106

115

0

84

183

129

DUNCAN

188

86

107

135

153

0

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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