To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the time necessary to bring HMS Bulwark to full readiness.
21 September 2021
HMS BULWARK is currently undergoing an upkeep period during which time she will complete maintenance activities and receive key upgrades. I am unable to disclose further details of the expected dates for completion, as to do so would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of our Armed Forces.
On completion of this work, adequate time has been allocated to complete the trials necessary to re-commission equipment and systems along with the routines to safely proceed to sea through to full readiness for operations.
While HMS BULWARK is undergoing maintenance and upgrade activity, HMS ALBION will be kept available for operational tasking.