HC Deb 27 February 1939 vol 344 c923W
Sir A. Southby

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how many trawlers there are in the naval service?

Colonel Llewellin

The present number of Royal Navy trawlers is 38, but this number is being augmented by the addition of the 16 vessels mentioned in the reply given to my hon. and gallant Friend on 7th February, and by a further four which, since that date, it has been found necessary to acquire by way of increase in the 1938 new construction programme.