HMS Somerset

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 1st December 2021.

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Photo of Sarah Atherton Sarah Atherton Conservative, Wrexham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of when HMS Somerset will (a) commence sea trials and (b) be programmed for re-entry into service.

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

The Type 23 frigate class is continually being updated and upgraded to meet new threats or to replace obsolete technology, this is achieved via a Through Life Management Plan.

On current plans, HMS SOMERSET is expected to commence sea trials in early 2022 and is currently anticipated to be ready to generate training and operations later in the year.

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