Has anyone wondered how many of our Royal Naval ships have been decommissioned over the last 13 years?
Well I came across this and was shocked at what i found.
I found this from http://twitter.com/IanPJ
The following is from They work for you
The Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels, including submarines, withdrawn from service in each year since 1997 are shown in the following table:
Royal Navy vessels withdrawn from service & Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels withdrawn from service
RFA Sir Geraint
RFA Sir Percivale
HMS Leeds Castle
RFA Sir Galahad
RFA Sir Tristram
RFA Grey Rover
HMS Dumbarton Castle
RFA Sir Bedivere
HMS Nottingham is due to be withdrawn from service during February 2010.
The following is the ships that have been ordered to replace the above.
Construction contracts for 15 surface ships and submarines have been signed since May 1997. Details are provided in the following table:
Type of vessel Name of vessel
Landing Ship Dock (Auxiliary) Largs Bay
Echo Class Survey Vessels Echo Enterprise
(1) Type 45 Destroyer Daring
Landing Ship Dock (Auxiliary) Mounts Bay
Astute Class Submarine Audacious
Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers Queen Elizabeth
Prince Of Wales
(1 )The Type 45 contract was re-negotiated in 2007.
Defense spending went up in most years, I don't think so.
It is more like defense savings from decommissioning so many Royal Navy Ships
Britannia rules the waves, not any more we don't.