HC Deb 05 December 1927 vol 211 cc993-4W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many ships of His Majesty's Navy have been scrapped during the present year?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

Orders have been given during the present year for 39 vessels to be scrapped. These include one cruiser, nine destroyers, four submarines, a minelayer and a number of other auxiliary vessels, the majority of which are minesweepers.