Wednesday, 7 June 2017

British admiralty supervising new building and partly repairs and conversion of ships according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 3 February 1940

An item dated London, England 2nd reported that the British admiralty decided that none ships were to be built without permission of the naval authorities. Repairs and conversions of ships in dry docks needed also the same permission. Chamberlain stated on last Wednesday in the House of Commons that the admiralty as now responsible for the supervision of the shipping.