ONLY one of the Royal Navy’s £1billion destroyers is fit to go to sea.
The other five are currently in dock for repairs.
The Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender arrives at the Black Sea port of Odessa, Ukraine[/caption]
HMS Defender is escorting the carrier strike group on its round-the-world voyage.
But sister ship HMS Diamond limped into port in Italy with crippling propulsion problems.
Defence Minister Jeremy Quin said it was for “maintenance, inspection and defect rectification”, which is expected to take at least a month.
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He said HMS Daring, HMS Duncan and HMS Dragon were all undergoing planned maintenance.
And HMS Dauntless is awaiting sea trials after a £160million upgrade.
Ex-Armed Forces minister Mark Francois said it highlighted “poor support” for the Navy.