I suggested cancelling and suspending more ships in 1945-46 to release more money for R&D in the period 1945-50. The intention was to accelerate the development of the steam catapult, angled flight deck and Seaslug missile system so that they would all come into service 4 years earlier. However, it could also be to accelerate the development of marine gas turbines for destroyers, frigates and fast attack craft so that the Metropolitan Vickers G6 was ready to go into service in the middle 1950s. That would have allowed the Type 12 family to have had four G6 units to produce 30,000hp and the Type 14 to have a pair of G6 units to produce 15,000hp. There would not have been a Type 81 ITTL. More Type 12 Rothesay class would have been built in their place. The TTL County class would have had eight G6 units to produce 60,000shp. The first pair of ships were ordered under the 1955/56 Estimates, but IOTL weren't laid down until 1959 and completed 1962-63. ITTL I was hoping that the accelerated development of the GWS-1 Seaslug would allow them to be laid down in 1955 and completed 1958-59.