The Ministry of Defence is planning to sell at least one of four decommissioned Royal Navy ships to a recycling firm.
Potential bidders have until next Wednesday to express interest in four Type 22 frigates which could be reused, recycled or sunk to create an artificial reef.
The Disposal Services Authority (DSA) is inviting expressions of interest in tendering for Frigates HMS Chatham, HMS Campbeltown, HMS Cumberland and HMS Cornwall.
The DSA said it wanted to award at least one vessel to a UK ship recycler to help determine the UK’s capacity to recycle vessels.
Potential bidders must complete pre-qualification questionnaires by 23 January, with viewings in February and March.
The vessels are moored at Portsmouth and will be sold from there.