HC Deb 04 July 1910 vol 18 c1327

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the German Government negotiated the sale of four destroyers, the "Jadika-i-Millet," "Muavenet-i-Millet," "Mahabet-i-Watan," and "Nuhum-i-Haniyet," to Turkey; whether the Elbing Yard of Schickau or the Germania Yard at Kiel was building units for the German navy to replace them; and whether he could assign any reason for such a sale having taken place?


It is understood that torpedo destroyers S165 to 168 have been sold to the Turkish Government, and that four others will be built to replace them. No reason can be assigned for the sale.