HC Deb 30 November 1987 vol 123 c427W
43. Mr. Nicholas Brown

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the present size of the British merchant fleet.

Mr. David Mitchell

At 30 September the numbers and deadweight tonnage of British registered merchant vessels 100 gross tonnes and over were as follows:

Number Million dead-weight tonnes
All British registries of which:- 3,170 35.5
United Kingdom 2,056 7.9
Crown Dependencies1 151 4.0
Overseas Dependent
Territories2 963 23.6
1 The Crown Dependencies are the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
2 The Dependent Territories with shipping registers are Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Montserrat, St. Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands and the British Virgin Islands.

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