Royal Fleet Auxiliary

Ministry of Defence written question – answered am ar 13 Mawrth 2024.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of James Cartlidge James Cartlidge The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The information requested is as follows and is accurate as of 12 February 2024. ‘Available’ is defined as ships not undergoing deep maintenance or preparing to undergo deep maintenance.

Class

Not Available

Available

Total

RFA Tide Class Tanker

2

2

4

RFA Wave Class Tanker

2

0

2

RFA Landing Ship Dock (Auxiliary)

0

3

3

RFA Primary Casualty Reception Facility

0

1

1

RFA Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment

1

0

1

RFA Offshore Support Vessel

1

1

2

The normal operating cycle of every ship involves them entering different readiness levels depending on their programmes, periods of refit and Departmental planning requirements. To maintain operational security, these figures cannot be broken down into any further level of detail, however, I can confirm that these figures do include the new RFA Offshore Support Vessel class.

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