HC Deb 10 February 1960 vol 617 c43W
Captain Kerby

asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty what decision has been reached on the disposal of aircraft carriers H.M.S. "Ocean", H.M.S. "Theseus", H.M.S. "Magnificent" and H.M.S. "Glory", and the cruisers H.M.S. "Superb", H.M.S. "Kenya" and H.M.S. "Jamaica", in view of the deterioration which these ships will suffer, and have already suffered, over several years in their present unpreserved and non-maintained condition.

Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing

All these ships could be refitted if they were required for further service. It has, however, been decided that three of them—H.M. Ships "Ocean", "Theseus" and "Jamaica"—are surplus to requirements, and steps are being taken to dispose of these.

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