HC Deb 30 October 1957 vol 575 c60W
76. Mr. Bottomley

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty, if he will make a statement about the building of the first destroyer to use guided missiles.

Mr. Soames

These ships depend, of course, on the development of their main weapon. Trials of the weapon are proceeding satisfactorily and orders for building four guided missile destroyers have accordingly been placed