§ 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?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
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.