HC Deb 07 March 2000 vol 345 c652W
Mr. Salmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what was the maximum number of surface vessels that were accommodated at Faslane at any one time in the past five years; what were the types and numbers of vessels accommodated on that occasion; and when that was. [112856]

Dr. Moonie

On 6 June 1999, there were 30 surface ships accommodated at HM Naval Base Clyde (Faslane). They were:

  • Two in number Invincible class aircraft carriers
  • Two in number Destroyers/Frigates
  • 12 in Minor War vessels
  • Six Fast patrol craft
  • One Castle class offshore patrol vessel
  • Four P2000 class patrol boats
  • Three Support vessels.

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