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

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

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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.