THE MEDITERRANEAN. PRESENT STRENGTH OF FLEET MORE DESTROYERS SAILING By Telegraph—Press Association—Copyright British Wireless RUGBY. Sept. 3 The present strength of Britain's Mediterranean Fleet is as follows: — The battleships Malaya and Barham, and the battle-cruisers Hood and Renown. Three heavy cruisers, the London, Devonshire and Sussex. Five cruisers, the Delhi, Dispatch, Penei'ope, Galatea and Arethusa. One aircraft-carrier, the Glorious. Twenty-four destroyers organised in flotillas and-, four otherwise employed; seven submarines; six motor torpedo boats; seven minesweepers; one netlayer; four drifters; four depot repair and supply ships; one escort vessel (sloop); one mino-laj-er; one tug; one. hospital ship. In the Western Mediterranean there are at present the following vessels:— The cruisers Galatea and Penelope, and the destroyers Hardy, Hasty, Hotspur, Hostile, Havock, Hanvard, Hero, Hyperian and Vanoc. The destroyers Firedrake, Forester, Fortune and Fury are sailing to-day to join the nine H class destroyers. ACTION* BY BRITAIN GENERAL SATISFACTION IMPORTANCE OF MEETING British Wireless RUGBY. Sept. 3 The prompt measures decided upon in connection with the submarine menace at the meeting of British Ministers has been received with general satisfaction, as has the Government's acceptance of France's proposal for a meeting of the Mediterranean Powers. Tht> coming meeting has aroused very lively interest in London, and in official circles the very great importance which the British Government attaches to it is stressed.
The British favour the beginning of these discussions as soon as possible after the representatives of all the Powers concerned have reached Geneva. The reinforcement of the British destroyer strength in the Mediterranean and the prospects of forthcoming discussions between the Mediterranean Powers are the two topics which vie for chief place in to-day's newspapers.
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BRITISH WARSHIPS, New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXIV, Issue 22826, 6 September 1937
BRITISH WARSHIPS New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXIV, Issue 22826, 6 September 1937
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