HC Deb 28 June 1911 vol 27 cc414-5

asked how many completed destroyers not launched more than ten years there were in the British and German Fleets respectively, on 31st March, 1904, and on 31st March, 1911?


The numbers asked for are as follows:—

On 31st March, 1904:
British 116
German 37
On 31st March, 1911:
British 78
(and 2 Colonial)
German 79
It should be observed that between the dates named thirty-six boats in addition were built, of which the first batch were originally termed "Coastal Destroyers." This designation, however, was altered to that of Torpedo Boat—new type—by which they are now known.