H.M.S. "peterel," Shanghai (Gallantry).

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy. – in the House of Commons on 16th December 1941.

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Photo of Sir Henry Morris-Jones Sir Henry Morris-Jones , Denbigh

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he has any statement to make to the House about the gallant conduct of the commander of a British gun-boat in Shanghai in face of a surprise attack by superior Japanese naval forces?

Mr. Alexander:

I regret that I am unable to add to the information already published in the Press regarding this action. These reports show that the gallantry with which the Commanding Officer and ship's company of H.M.S. "Peterel" fought their ship in the face of overwhelming odds, was fully in accordance with the traditions of the Royal Navy.