HC Deb 20 July 1993 vol 229 c174W
Mr. Salmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will provide details of the current number of Royal Navy nuclear submarines which have been decommissioned, specifying the dockyard which had undertaken the decommissioning and the relevant date, together with the current docking arrangements; and how many such vessels he now expects to be decommissioned within the next 10 years.

Mr. Aitken

The location of each nuclear-powered submarine which has left Royal Navy service is provided in the table. All these submarines, except HMS Revenge, have completed the process of defuelling, de-equipping and lay-up preparations; details of the locations where this took place are also provided. It is not our practice to reveal in advance details of plans for decommissioning nuclear powered submarines.

HM Submarines Where de-fuelled, etc Date completed Present location
Dreadnought Chatham dockyard February 83 Rosyth naval base
Warspite Devonport dockyard December 91 Devonport naval base
Churchill Roysyth dockyard June 91 Rosyth naval base
Conqueror Devonport dockyard September 92 Devonport naval base
Swiftsure Rosyth dockyard October 92 Rosyth naval base
Courageous Devonport dockyard June 1993 Devonport naval base
Revenge To be completed in 1994 Rosyth naval base