The following list comes from a Freedom of Information request, the numbers pertain to the last financial year and are the average cost for each Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel when on deployment. The figures are the average cost of each vessel in a class.

Astute class £9.9 million
Trafalgar class £11.7 million
Vanguard class £18.6 million
Type 23 £11.7 million
Type 45 £14.8 million
HMS Ocean £12.3 million
Albion class £24 million
River class £3.5 million
Hunt class £2.8 million
Sandown class £3 million
Echo class £5.5 million

Gleaner coastal survey ship £555,000
HMS Scott £4.5 million
HMS Protector £7.4 million
Wave class £9.1 million
Leaf class £5.7 million
Rover class £7.2 million
Fort Victoria £14.3 million
Fort Austin class £11.8 million
Bay class £8.2 million
RFA Argus £8.9 million
RFA Diligence £6.6 million

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Kenneth Burns
6 years ago

What this doesn’t portray is the potential cost savings of new equipment. Just look at the savings you get with an astute against an old Trafalgar class. Maintenance is a killer on old equipment. But see how much more capable the newer equipment is…. No brainer, scuttle the relics, create new inshore jobs for manufacturing and commissioning the new equipment and reap the benefits in operation management.

6 years ago

This is just a fraction of the costs – I’d imagine this doesn’t show depreciation which would be a significant cost to “Run the royal Navy”.

Alan Radisic
6 years ago

The Albion Bulwark shops are spiking out as much more than others. Why is that i wonder……. i know they big but ocean is bigger and cheaper…..whats the difference due to i wonder? ?

Andrew 'Taz' Tarrant
6 years ago

The figures are quite pointless unless a period of time is part of the statement. Are these costs per year, per month, per day? The article says the costs are only for ships on deployment. So how long is the deployment; a month,6 months, a year? What are the costs when a ship is not deployed?

david southern
david southern
6 years ago

My thoughts exactly! meaningless!