Warships and Submarines: Decommissioning:Written question - 71203

Q
(Mid Sussex)
Asked on: 18 April 2017
Ministry of Defence
Warships and Submarines: Decommissioning
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what Royal Navy ships and submarines have been decommissioned in each of the last five years; which are to be decommissioned over the next five years; and if he will make a statement.
A
Answered by: Harriett Baldwin
Answered on: 24 April 2017

I have interpreted “decommissioned” to mean withdrawn from service.

In relation to the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels that have been withdrawn from service in the last five years, I refer my right hon. Friend to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Minister for Defence Personnel, Reserves and Veterans (Mark Lancaster) on 20 March 2017, to Question number 68186 to the hon. Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale (Tim Farron).

The ships that are programmed to be withdrawn from service over the next five years are listed in the table below. It should be noted that the dates may move depending on operational needs at that time.

Year

Ship

2017

RFA GOLD ROVER, HMS SEVERN

2018

HMS OCEAN

2019

HMS CLYDE, HMS MERSEY

2020

-

2021

-

In respect of submarines, I am withholding information on their programmed withdrawal from service dates as disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.

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