GREAT BRITAIN: Flagship

Vice-Admiral Sir Reginald Yorke Tyrwhitt had ample excuse to indulge, last week, in an honest, becoming sailor's blush. He will shortly have assigned to him as his flagship the new British post-Washington Treaty cruiser Suffolk. Strictly speaking the Suffolk, when empty of stores, water, fuel and ammunition, just comes within the Treaty limitation of 10,000 tons. But in the building of the Suffolk thousands of parts have been made of aluminum, where use of a heavier metal would have been standard practice. Judged from the standpoint of fighting strength, the 10,000-ton...

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