Britain is running out of warships – Business Insider

The Royal Navy has 19 frigates and destroyers compared with 35 in 1997.

Britannia doesn’t rule the waves.

The Royal Navy has a “pathetically low” number of warships and lacks the ability to respond to future threats, a committee of MPs said.

The Royal Navy has 19 frigates and destroyers compared with 35 in 1997.

That number could fall further if the government fails to stick to deadlines on its ship-building program, the Defence Select Committee warned in a report published on Monday.

“For decades, the numbers of Royal Navy escort vessels have been severely in decline,” Julian Lewis, the committee chairman, said.

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