HC Deb 06 June 1934 vol 290 cc913-4

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he has now been able to give further consideration to the question of whether any future unit of His Majesty's Navy can be named "Sheffield"; and whether, in view of the large amount of naval material which has been supplied by Sheffield over a long period, he will consider allocating this name to one of the vessels now under construction or projected?

The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Sir Bolton Eyres Monsell)

I regret that it is not possible to give the name "Sheffield" to any warship at present under construction or projected, as the naming of all these ships is already proceeding along settled lines. My hon. Friend may rest assured, however, that when new classes are introduced full consideration will be given to adopting a system of naming which will admit of his suggestion being followed.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware how very much appreciated such a gesture on the part of the Admiralty would be by the whole of the workers in Sheffield?