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1947 - Size of the Reserve Fleet

27th March. Reserve Fleet. The Evening News, Portsmouth’s own paper, reports that there 70 warships lying in the creeks of Portsmouth Harbour as part of the Royal Navy’s reserve fleet.

In other bases there are: Harwich 99, Plymouth 80, Forth approx 60, the Clyde 15, Sheerness 23, Chatham 20 and Pembroke 50.