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Dover Fight Hurt Nazi Ships

LONDON--A British submarine has torpedoed the German cruiser Prinz Eugene, and the German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau lie severely damaged at North Sea Ports, but the Nazis are still building submarines faster than the Allies can sink them, First Lord of the Admiralty A. V. Alexander told the House of Commons today.

In a sweeping review of the war at sea, Alexander disclosed that the battle of Dover Strait may have been a British victory rather than defeat because if the three warships which forced the English Channel are laid up indefinitely, Germany's plans for creating a big surface feet are seriously impaired.