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Warships: Procurement

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL17777, tabled on 5 September 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) destroyers, and (2) frigates, are presently on order for the Royal Navy.

Answered on

9 September 2019

There are currently six Type 45 Destroyers and 13 Type 23 Frigates in service with the Royal Navy.

There are no destroyers on order. Three Type 26 Frigates are currently on order. We plan to award a contract for five Type 31 Frigates by the end of 2019, and a contract for the second batch of five Type 26 Frigates in the early 2020s.