House of Commons
A new HMS Coventry
EDM #58
Tabled 24 October 2019
2019 Session
That this House welcomes the Government's decision to purchase five new type 31 frigates for the Royal Navy; recognises that the name Coventry has been associated with the Royal Navy since 1658; further recognises that six ships have borne the name Coventry in this time until 2002; acknowledges the need to honour the 30 crew members who lost their lives on board HMS Coventry in 1982; calls on the Government to name one of the new frigates HMS Coventry; and notes that this would be a fitting and lasting legacy for Coventry as UK City of Culture in 2021.