Strategic RORO Ships Usage Data

Out of the many FOI requests that are published there are sometimes ones that are very interesting. This one provides the number of times the ‘Point Class’ Strategic RORO ships are used on operations.

At £30m operating costs per year, for all of them, the usage data is detailed in this table.

point RORO usage

Although it might not look like a lot, the service provides assured access to shipping at a relatively low cost.

As one of our very knowledgeable commenters points out, these figures would seem to exclude ‘non-operational’ tasks.

Obviously they are not the same type of ship with completely different roles, the Bay class LPD(R) cost about £10m each per year, by way of comparison,

Regardless, still a lot of capacity for a moderate cost.

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