What does the MoD do with its old warships?
Well, some are sold by the Disposal Services Authority (DSA) to be used by other Navies and some are sold for recycling…
The MoD has released a report on the recycling of three of its Type 22 frigates; ex-HMS Chatham, Campbeltown and Cumbernauld.
The report includes some very sad looking images of the ex-warships on the slipway being dismantled.
Impressively, it took just over 5 months from arriving at Leyal Ship Recycling Ltd, for all three ships to be fully dismantled, with 96% being recycled and only 4% being disposed of.
(and noticeably, the actual figures for everything except ferrous metals were much higher than expected)
|(All figures in Tonnes)||Expected||Actual||Destination|
|Final Destination||Tonnes||%age of Total|
|Sold or Recycled||9,487.41||96%|
For more information and pictures, see the DSA’s report here.