HC Deb 25 April 1929 vol 227 c1082W
Viscount SANDON

asked the First Lord to the Admiralty what class of British warship would, as a single unit, be capable of taking on the new German ships of war "Ersatz Preussen" and "Konigsberg," respectively?


The conditions under which vessels meet in war vary so greatly that an exact reply cannot be given. It will be clear that a submarine or a single destroyer might sink either of these vessels. I hesitate therefore to match British against foreign ships in duel.