HC Deb 27 November 1922 vol 159 c279
64. Mr. A. M. SAMUEL

asked the Financial Secretary to the Admiralty whether H.M.S. "Berwick" was sold by public auction or by tender to German purchasers for breaking up; if by tender, whether the ship was advertised in the shipping newspapers as being for sale; how many tenders were received; and, if the ship was not so advertised, how tenders were obtained?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Commander Eyres-Mon-sell)

The "Berwick," which was sold over two years ago, was re-sold to a German shipbreaker with Admiralty permission, to enable the British buyer, who was in financial difficulties, to continue his operations on other ships.


When was H.M.S. "Berwick" originally advertised?


That will be dealt with in my answer to the next question.