Enemy Submarine Losses.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy. – in the House of Commons at on 7 May 1941.

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Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the number of German sub marines sunk from the outbreak of war to 31st March, 1941, or near date?

Captain Hudson:

No, Sir. I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which my right hon. Friend gave on 31st July, 1940, to a similar Question. The reasons given then for withholding the information requested are not less valid at the present time, but I can state that we have reason to be encouraged by recent results achieved in the anti-U-boat campaign.

Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

While it is not desired to give any information which might be of use to the enemy, surely it is possible to publish some kind of figures?

Captain Hudson:

We cannot do that without a certain amount of risk.