An item referred to the magazine U.S.R. dated 21 October 1937 reporting that the personnel strength of the British Royal Navy was again increasing. In 1914 were 150.000 men in service, a number which fell down to a 90.000 men in 1933. Since the number increased to 112.000 men. To train technical personnel adequate were 4,5-5 years necessary, twice the building time of a new cruiser.