Have you wondered how many days the Type 45 Destroyer fleet spent at sea over the last few years?
The information below comes from a response to a written Parliamentary question.
“The normal operating cycle of every ship involves them entering different readiness levels depending on their programmes, periods of refit and Departmental planning requirements”, said Jeremy Quin, the Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence.
“In addition, these figures represent days at sea, and it should be noted that, while deployed away from the UK, ships will spend both days at sea and alongside in ports around the world.”
HMS Daring and HMS Dauntless have both taken turns as harbour training ship due to manning issues hence their 0 days at sea, with Dauntless now in refit to rejoin the fleet and Daring awaiting the start of her own refit.