HC Deb 11 May 1978 vol 949 c593W
Mr. Hooley

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of the ships of the Hydrographic Survey fleet are currently undergoing refit, repair or maintenance work.

Mr. Duffy

The ocean survey ship HMS "Hecla" and the coastal survey vessels HMS "Fox" and HMS "Fawn" are currently in refit. In addition, the coastal survey vessel HMS "Bulldog" is in port for maintenance work. These four vessels represent some 30 per cent. of the 13-vessel Hydrographic Survey fleet.