§ Mr. David Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the number of bombs dropped on the "Torrey Canyon", the number of direct hits, and the number of bombs which did not explode.
§ Mr. Mason
The total number of bombs and rockets used against the "Torrey Canyon" was 207. The ship was half submerged and obscured during the oil fire by thick clouds of smoke. These conditions made it impossible to count with any degree of certainty the number of misses and the number of bombs which did not explode.