HC Deb 29 January 1948 vol 446 cc203-4W
152. Mr. Donner

asked the Minister of Transport the size and number of tankers laid up or tied up at Falmouth.

Mr. Barnes

Two, apart from ten tankers undergoing mainly short term repairs: the "Desmoulea," of 8,146 gross tons, which is heavily damaged and is being prepared for dry-dock, and the "Empire Control," of 5,612 gross tons, built in 1913. Until recently she was reserved for conversion into a herring factory, but it has now been decided not to proceed with this and she is being offered for sale.