HC Deb 16 February 1987 vol 110 c488W
Mr. O'Neill

asked the Secretary of State for Defence which Royal Navy vessels are currently fitted with the Bofors light gun.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

The following classes of Royal Navy vessels are either fitted with or are fitted to receive the Bofors 40/60 gun:


  1. Type 22 Batches 1 and 2
  2. Leander Batch 1

Mine Warfare Forces

  2. TON Class MSC/MHC
  3. HUNT Class MHSC
  4. RIVER Class MSF

Amphibious Forces

  1. LPD

Patrol Forces

  1. CASTLE Class OPV
  2. ISLAND Class OPV
  3. BIRD Class

Mr. O'Neill

asked the Secretarzy of State for Defence how many new light guns have been ordered by the Royal Navy as replacements for the Bofors gun.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

To date 25 30mm replacement small calibre guns have been ordered by the Royal Navy.