HC Deb 27 April 1932 vol 265 cc384-5W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many ships there are in the Navy of over 10,000 tons; and whether it is proposed to construct additional ships of over 10,000 tons?


Excluding "Iron Duke" (gunnery training ship), "Centurion" (fleet target ship) and certain oilers, there are 25 ships in the Navy of over 10,000 tons. The programme for the current year includes a destroyer depot ship, whose design is not yet finally ap- proved, but it is anticipated that her standard displacement will not exceed 10,000 tons.