HC Deb 26 July 1950 vol 478 c76W
125. Mr. Watkinson

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what steps are being taken to modify convoy escort vessels to meet the new conditions of underwater attack.

Mr. Callaghan

In accordance with the Navy Estimates, six Fleet destroyers are being taken in hand for conversion to fast anti-submarine frigates during the present year. In addition, a number of existing frigates are fitted with modern anti-submarine equipment. This programme of modernisation and conversion will be speeded up following on the announcement made by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Defence today.