§ 19. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what are the numbers of light cruisers built and actually building, respectively, and less than 12 years old, belonging to the British Empire, France, Japan, and the United States of America; and how many of these are in full commission?
§ The reply is as follows:455
§ 21. Mr. THURTLE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he can supply information as to the number of battleships, battle-cruisers, cruisers, torpedo-boats, and torpedo-boat destroyers at present on the effective list
|—||Battleships.||Battle cruisers.||Cruisers (including light cruisers).||Destroyers (including flotilla leaders).||Torpedo boats.|
§ 26. Viscount CURZON
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he can state the latest known figures with regard to the light cruiser strength of the British, American, Japanese, and French Navies, classifying the cruisers into those suitable for Fleet work and those suitable for commerce, destruction, and protection?
§ Mr. AMMON
The number of cruisers and light cruisers is as follows:
All the cruisers, British and foreign, may be considered suitable for general Fleet work under conditions of limited radius. All the foreign cruisers are suitable for commerce destruction, and 20 of the British are suitable for commerce protection.
British Empire … 48 United States of America … 29 Japan … 28 France … 16