§ 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