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The Royal Navy's surface fleet: in brief

Published Friday, November 29, 2013

The Royal Navy is in the middle of an ambitious programme to upgrade its surface fleet with new destroyers, frigates and at least one operational aircraft carrier.

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The Royal Navy is in the middle of an ambitious programme to upgrade its naval fleet with the purchase of new ships and submarines. The surface fleet is being entirely rejuvenated with new destroyers, frigates and at least one new aircraft carrier. This note provides a very brief overview of the Royal Navy’s current and future surface fleet, focusing on warships.

Commons Briefing papers SN06770

Author: Louisa Brooke-Holland

Topics: Defence equipment and procurement, Shipping

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