§ Sir H. BRITTAIN
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the present naval strength of Turkey; and whether any, and, if so, what ex-German ships are employed by that Power?
§ Mr. AMERY
I have been asked to reply. The following Turkish warships are at present under Allied supervision:1882W
The Admiralty have no definite information of the number of vessels in the hands of the Turkish Nationalists, but they are believed to consist of two gunboats and a number of smaller vessels. There are no ex-German vessels in the hands of the Turkish Nationalists.
- 1 Battle cruiser (ex-German).
- 1 Old battleship (ex-German).
- 3 Old armoured vessels.
- 2 Light cruisers.
- 6 Destroyers.
- 6 Torpedo boats.
- 1 Sloop.
- 2 Torpedo gunboats.
- 7 Gunboats.
- 4 Minelayers and a number of motor launches.