Appendix 1

THE BRITISH NAVY IN SEPTEMBER 1939
Source: The "Pink List" (Public Record Office)

(The building programme shows Britain's great industrial strength then)

BATTLESHIPS: 11 + 3 building
Nelson, Rodney, Royal Oak, Royal Sovereign, Ramillies, Revenge, Warspite, Barham, Malaya, Resolution, Queen Elizabeth.
(Building: King George V, Duke of York, Prince of Wales.)

BATTLECRUISERS: 3
Hood, Repulse, Renown.

AIRCRAFT CARRIERS: 9 + 6 building
Ark Royal, Furious, Courageous, Pegasus, Hermes, Eagle, Glorious, Argus, Albatross (seaplane carrier).
(Building: Illustrious, Victorious, Formidable, Indomitable, Implacable, Indefatigable.)

CRUISERS: 53 + 19 building
Arethusa, Aurora, Belfast, Berwick, Birmingham, Cairo, Calcutta, Caledon, Calypso, Capetown, Caradoc, Cardiff, Carlisle, Ceres, Colombo, Cornwall, Coventry, Cumberland, Curacoa, Curlew, Danae, Dauntless, Delhi, Despatch, Devonshire, Diomede, Dorsetshire, Dragon, Durham, Dunedin, Edinburgh, Effingham, Emerald, Enterprise, Exeter, Galatea, Glasgow, Gloucester, Kent, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Neptune, Newcastle, Norfolk, Orion, Penelope, Sheffield, Shropshire, Southampton, Suffolk, Sussex, York.
(Building: Dido, Euryalus, Naiad, Phoebe, Sirius, Bonaventure, Fiji, Hermione, Kenya, Mauritius, Trinidad, Nigeria, Charybdis, Cleopatra, Gambia, Scylla, Jamaica, Ceylon, Uganda.

DESTROYERS: 169 + 32 building

ESCORT VESSELS: 39 + 24 building

SUBMARINES: 55 + 11 building

MINESWEEPERS: 68 + 14 building

GUNBOATS: 8

MINELAYERS: 3 + 4 building

MONITORS: 1 + 2 building

ARMED MERCHANT CRUISERS: 50

MOTOR TORPEDO BOATS: 18 + numerous building

MISCELLANEOUS: Boom Defence Vessels, Netlayers, Depot Ships, Hospital Ships, Trawlers, Harbour Vessels, Salvage Vessels, Tankers, Supply Ships.


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