HC Deb 28 November 1928 vol 223 cc401-2
29. Commander BELLAIRS

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what vessels of different classes have been presented to the Canadian Government since the War; how many are still maintained or have been replaced; and what sums were realised by the sale of these vessels when scrapped?


The following vessels were presented to Canada in 1919£1920:

  • Cruiser£"Aurora."
  • Destroyers£"Patriot," "Patrician."
  • Submarines£"H.14," "H.15" (re-named "C.H.14" and "C.H.15").
Of these, the cruiser and submarines have been scrapped. The two destroyers are on the Disposal List, and in anticipation of the building by Canada of two modern destroyers, they have been temporarily replaced by the "Vancouver" and "Champlain" (formerly His Majesty's destroyers "Torbay" and "Toreador"), which have been lent to Canada for the purpose. It would be contrary to the usual practice to disclose the sums actually realised by the sale of the vessels which were scrapped.


What has been done with the money that has been realised?


The money we receive comes into the Appropriation-in-Aid of the Navy.