THE BRITISH NAVY
HOME FLEET EN T THAMES
(British Official Wireless.) (Received May 16, 11.10 a.m.)
RUGBY, May 15.
The Rt. Hon. Sir Bolton Eyres-Mon-sell, First Lord of the Admiralty, stated in the House of Commons that as the Jubilee celebrations are essentially domestic in character, no foreign nations had been invited to send ships to represent them at the Naval Review at Spithead, in July.
He also announced that 291 officers of the Royal Naval Reserve and Royal Volunteer Reserve had volunteered to take part in the review, and that most of these will probably do so. Approximately 3000 reserve and pensioner ratings will also be invited to take part. Participation in all cases will be entirely voluntary.
In accordance with the plan, 22 ships of the Home Fleet; which "are paying a week's ivisit to the Thames, took up : their temporary stations in the river and estuary - today. The battleships Nelson, Rodney,, and Valiant,, the battle-cruiser Hood, aircraft carriers Courageous and Furious, the cruiser Ciro, and the destroyer Valorous are anchored off Southend. The cruisers Orion, Leander, and Neptune and the destroyers Fame and Fortune are off-Gravesend. The destroyers Crusader and Cygnet and two submarines are in Tilbury Dock. The destroyers Crescent and Comet are off Greenhithe, and the destroyers Fearless and Forester at Greenwich. The flotilla leader, Kempenfelt is in the Pool of London, above Tower, Bridge,.
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SPITHEAD REVIEW, Evening Post, Volume CXIX, Issue 114, 16 May 1935
SPITHEAD REVIEW Evening Post, Volume CXIX, Issue 114, 16 May 1935
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