Royal Navy Cannibalises Ships Due To Lack Of Spare Parts

Posted on November 1, 2017

The spending watchdog warned that the practice was costing the MoD millions of pounds and delayed construction. The MoD said components were only swapped when “absolutely necessary”. Currently, the Navy has 19 frigates and destroyers and seven attack submarines – but at times they lack the spare parts they need to go to sea.

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