HC Deb 22 July 1960 vol 627 c72W
Captain Kerby

asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty how many units of the Battle class of destroyers were earmarked for modernisation; upon how many work was actually started, excluding those being converted for radar picket duties; and how many will not now be completed.

Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing

Excluding those being converted, no Battle class destroyer has been earmarked for, or has undergone full modernisation. Improvement of particular features has been carried out in eighteen of these ships and in every case the work was completed as planned.