HC Deb 13 July 2000 vol 353 c633W
Mr. Duncan Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which ships have fulfilled the role of the West Indies guard ship in the past 18 months; and if he will list the dates during which the ships have been on station. [130447]

Mr. Spellar

The ships that have fulfilled the role of the Atlantic Patrol Task (North) (previously known as the West Indies Guard Ship) in the past 18 months are as set out:

Ship On station
HMS Marlborough 29 January 1999 to 17 June 1999
HMS Northumberland 17 June 1999 to 23 November 1999
HMS Manchester 15 February 2000 to 26 June 2000
HMS Cardiff 26 June 2000 to est. end November 2000