Warships:Written question - 121661

(New Forest East)

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Asked on: 09 January 2018
Ministry of Defence
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what system of ice classification is used by the Royal Navy to describe the ability of ships to operate in low sea temperatures; what the features of that system are; and what the ice classification is of each commissioned Royal Navy vessel.
Answered by: Guto Bebb
Answered on: 15 January 2018

The Royal Navy uses the ice classification process embedded in the ship design rules of the Classification Society.

We do not discuss the detail of the extreme weather conditions to which individual Royal Navy units can operate as this would or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.

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