HC Deb 04 June 1924 vol 174 cc1229-30
17. Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware the Japanese light cruiser "Naka," of 5,570 tons, and armed with seven 5.5-inch guns, was very badly damaged by the earthquake while building; how many days later a cruiser was laid down to replace her; and what was the tonnage and armament of that cruiser?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, it is believed that the "Naka" is being taken to pieces and that she will be rebuilt. There is no information as to another light cruiser having been ordered to replace her.