§ 38. General CROFT
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty what is the number of vessels that contained nickel cargoes or partial cargoes which were seized during the War; and from what destination their cargoes came and to what ports they were bound?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
I regret that information is not available as regards seizures placed in British Prize Courts overseas or seizures by our Allies, but it has been ascertained from the Admiralty Marshal that nickel was seized on board twelve ships and put in the London Prize Court. Of these twelve cargoeseleven came from New York and one from New Caledonia; and, as regards destination, five of these cargoes were intended for Dutch ports, six for Swedish ports, and one for Antwerp.
§ General CROFT
Does the right hon. Gentleman mean that they came originally from the United States?