The King's Review of the Royal Navy at Spithead

"The bulk of the mobolised Fleet will be assembled at Spit-head by the 18th July, and will not leave until the 20th July. His Majesty the King will be with the Fleet during this week-end, but there will be no formal review. The numbers of ships of various classes which are expected to be present are as follows:—

Battleships 55, Battle cruisers 4, Cruisers 27, Light cruisers 28, Destroyers 78.  In addition to minelayers, minesweeping gunboats, repair ships, and depot ships for torpedo craft."
- Churchill (Commons sitting)

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