When the U.S. Navy Department eased its censorship on British vessels calling at U.S. ports for repairs (TIME, Sept. 29), it also released a partial list of those which had. The partial list was as meaningless as first returns in an election. But last week the Navy supplemented the list, and the ships which it said were, or had been, in U.S. ports comprised a whole navy in themselvesbig enough to give the entire Italian Navy a run for its trembling life. The list:
Battleships: Warspite, Malaya, Resolution, Rodney.
Aircraft Carriers: Illustrious, Formidable.
Cruisers: Liverpool, Orion, Dido, Delhi.
Destroyers: Richmond, Burnham, Le Triomphant (Free French).