Boris Johnson said the new national ship was the successor to the Britannia yacht. It will promote British trade and industry around the world.
The boat will be used to host trade shows. ministerial meeting and diplomatic negotiations As the UK seeks to connect and promote post-Brexit exports, it will be the first national flagship since Britannia, which was decommissioned in 1997, but the new ship will be more than a yacht. luxury
The name of this ship has not yet been announced. But Johnson has faced pressure from campaigners and members of the House of Representatives. Named after the Duke of Edinburgh. A key player in the design of Britannia’s ships
The government intends to build this ship in the UK. with a reported value of up to £200 million.
Johnson said: “This new national flagship will be the first in the world. This reflects the UK’s burgeoning position as a great and independent maritime trade nation.”
After the tender for the design and construction It will begin building immediately in 2022 and be available within the next four years. The ship will be serviced by the Royal Navy and is expected to serve approximately 30 years.
This is not the first time Johnson has expressed his enthusiasm for the project. In 2017, he told Commons that new yacht hires worth £100million would attract. “Overwhelming support” if personal support is found to build such a yacht.
Bridget Phillipson, secretary general for shadow labor, said: “Right now our country is facing a huge challenge. And there are no signs the government has plans for revival.
“We want to see public money used for targeted investments in the green economy recovery. Our NHS resources and support for families to succeed.
“If this ship is to be part of the real plan for the future of the UK. Governments must clearly define how to promote trade, jobs and growth in every corner of our country.
“We want to see it built in the UK. Support jobs and skills in the shipyard here. and by emphasizing the true value in every step.”