The value of destroyers
SO f arts the nary la concerned, the destroTrs..re beasing.tbe brunt Their speed, their aballow draft, their ability to approach like a thief In the night, smash their enemy and get away again make them capable of being used where a heavier, more powerful vessel would be valueless. Besides, the loss of a destroyer Is as nothing compared to the loss of a battleship battleship or a cruiser. The best opportunity I had to observe the destroyers was at Dover. I ate dinner one night In the ward room of a destroyer of the tribal class. I will not mention the names of the officers whose guest I was, because that would ' denote the name of the craft, and the I admiralty would not want It known In view of what happened. .