§ 19. Colonel GRETTON
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Shipping Controller whether he is prepared to state the total number of American troops transported to France during April, May, and June, and the proportion of that number carried in British ships?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of SHIPPING (Sir Leo Chiozza Money)
The number of American troops transported from the United States to Europe in the months named were as follows:
The aggregate for the three months is thus 637,929, of which 330,956 were carried in British ships. I may add that arrangements have been make by which we hope to carry even larger numbers in the near future.
- In the month of April, 117,212, of which 50,084 were carried in British ships.
- In the month of May, 224,345, of which 135,662 were carried in British ships.
- In the month of June, 276,372, of which 145,210 were carried in British ships.
§ Sir L. CHIOZZA MONEY
I have not the precise figure in regard to the 637,000 carried in the three months, but I can tell the hon. Member that from the beginning we have carried over 1,000,000 troops, and out of that number only 291 have been lost at sea.