HC Deb 30 November 1938 vol 342 c399
28. Mr. Chorlton

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether it is intended to fit Diesel engines as the propelling power to any of the new ships for the Navy?

Mr. Shakespeare

Yes, Sir. Some submarines and auxiliary vessels of both 1937 and 1938 programmes will have Diesel engines.

Mr. Alexander

Can the Parliamentary Secretary say to what class of ship this applies? Does it apply to destroyers and smaller vessels?

Mr. Shakespeare

It applies to submarines and auxiliary vessels.