Ministerial Changes.

Part of War Situation. – in the House of Commons on 24th February 1942.

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I do. I think I am right in saying that we have a total of 13 capital ships. I do not know where they are distributed, but let us suppose that two are in the Mediterranean. There will probably always be three in dry dock or undergoing long repair, even without enemy action being taken into consideration. That leaves us with a total of eight, which have to do duty in the North Sea, watching those seven Germans, as well as in the Atlantic and in the Far East.