HMS Diamond: Repairs and Maintenance

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 19th July 2021.

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Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois Conservative, Rayleigh and Wickford

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the timescale for the repair of HMS Diamond's propulsion issue such that that ship can rejoin the Carrier Strike Group.

Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois Conservative, Rayleigh and Wickford

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the nature is of the propulsion issue affecting HMS Diamond; and when that issue first occurred.

Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois Conservative, Rayleigh and Wickford

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the length of time it would take for HMS Dragon to (a) put to sea to replace HMS Diamond as an escort to the Carrier Strike Group and (b) take up station with that Group.

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

While operating in the eastern Mediterranean, HMS DIAMOND experienced some technical issues and has detached from the Carrier Strike Group for maintenance, inspection and defect rectification. She is expected to re-join the Task Group during the Indo-Pacific phase of the deployment.

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