Friday, October 23, 2015

Parliamentary Questions on Royal Navy Answered

Royal Navy

11400 – HMS Forth (Answered)

Douglas Chapman

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the origin was of the steel cut for the hull of HMS Forth.

Mr Philip Dunne

The steel for HMS Forth (as well as HMS Medway and HMS Trent) is sourced via Dent Steel Services (Yorkshire), who conduct shot blasting and priming, from SSAB of Stockholm (previously ‘Swedish Steel’) who are able to supply the grade of steel necessary for this application.'

HL2520 – Libya: Warships (Answered)

Lord West of Spithead

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 15 June (HL148), whether the frigate committed to the European Union force off Libya is now a part of the Committed Force.

Earl Howe

The UK is contributing HMS Enterprise and HMS Richmond to the second phase of the EU Naval Force Operation in the Central Mediterranean. Neither vessel is in the Committed Force.

HL2592 – Patrol Craft (Answered)

Lord West of Spithead

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) Forth, Medway and Trent, will operate in addition to the current four OPVs.

Earl Howe

The operation of the three new Offshore Patrol Vessels will be subject to the forthcoming Strategic Defence and Security Review.
The UK is contributing HMS Enterprise and HMS Richmond to the second phase of the EU Naval Force Operation in the Central Mediterranean. Neither vessel is in the Committed Force.

11404 – Warships (Answered)

Douglas Chapman

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where his Department plans to base (a) HMS Forth, (b) HMS Medway and (c) HMS Trent.

Mr Philip Dunne

The base-port of the three new Offshore Patrol Vessels, HMS Forth, HMS Medway and HMS Trent will be subject to the forthcoming Strategic Defence and Security Review.

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