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HMS Ocean

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL4577, tabled on 9 January 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a decision regarding the future of HMS Ocean has been put on hold until the work of the National Security Adviser is complete.

Answered on

17 January 2018

HMS OCEAN entered service in 1998 with a specific service life of 20 years. In the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, the decision was taken not to extend her service life and she would, therefore, decommission during 2018 as planned.

Discussions with the Government of Brazil about the sale of OCEAN are ongoing, but no decisions have been made.