Update: I’ve been corrected. Only 5 of the 6 destroyers are still being repaired.
In May 2022, the latest Defence Procurement Minister Jeremy Quin spoke at the Combined Naval Event 2022 in Farnborough. He mentions our destroyers but not the fact that ALL are still in harbour. He said:
One need only look at our response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to see how frigates and destroyers are helping to shore up security in the eastern Mediterranean.https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/defence-procurement-minister-speech-at-the-combined-naval-event
Someone should tell Mr Quin, that our destroyers cannot be shoring up anything other that the economy of Portsmouth because 5 of the 6 are still in port getting new engines that can cope with the warmer waters of, oh yes, the Eastern Mediterranean!
Worry not though, as they’ll be there by 2028 or 2029 at the latest: https://www.forces.net/news/all-six-royal-navy-destroyers-port-amid-tensions-russia
The UK PM is not expect to face any questions though Penny Mordaunt has offered to tell him the difference between a frigate and a destroyer.