Royal Navy’s new ‘green’ warships

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THE navy’s new generation of Type-26 warships could be the most eco-friendly in history.

It has been reported that to cut fuel consumption and reduce emissions the ships will use selective catalytic reactors — similar to catalytic converters on cars — low-consumption LED electric lighting and drag-reducing non-stick paint on the hulls.

The vessels, 13 of which are due to come into service from 2020, are being designed after Liam Fox, the defence secretary, gave the go-ahead to the project earlier this year. The warships are expected to cost around £350m each.