HC Deb 03 December 1920 vol 135 c1611W
Captain BOWYER

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how many Government trawlers of the "Strath," "Mersey," and "Castle" types, respectively, have been sold to private owners since the Armistice; on what dates did these sales take place; and what was the sum recovered in each case?


34 "Mersey," 93 "Castle," and 71 "Strath" type trawlers have been sold to private owners since the Armistice. Some 110 sales have been effected at various dates since the beginning of 1919 at the highest practicable figures consistent with market conditions prevailing at the time; it is not in the public interest to state the actual prices realised, especially as there still remain for sale some vessels of these types.