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Surrendered German Merchant Ships

Volume 414: debated on Monday 22 October 1945

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asked the Minister of War Transport if he will publish a list with tonnages of the ships which were taken over from Germany after the Armistice; and state to which Allied countries they have been allotted.

(1) As the hon. Member will be aware, it was decided at Potsdam that the British, American and Russian Governments should appoint experts to work out together detailed plans as regards the use and disposal of the surrendered German merchant ships. (2) A Commission of three Powers is at present at work in Berlin, and is preparing the necessary lists. No information as to the allocation of ships has yet been received. Meanwhile a number of German ships are being used by Allied countries without prejudice to their ultimate disposal.