HC Deb 01 February 1966 vol 723 c196W
Mr. Hooson

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many admirals are now serving in the Royal Navy; and what is the total number of ships now in service in the Royal Navy.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

Seventy-five admirals (including rear and vice-admirals), not counting four on terminal leave; 277 warships and support ships in service, not counting 107 refitting or in reserve.