HC Deb 08 June 1866 vol 184 cc24-5

said, he wished to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether it is true that their Lordships have decided upon testing the resisting power and general efficiency of the cupola system by firing at one of the turrets of the Royal Sovereign; and, if it has been so decided, whether he has any objection to state to the House the nature of the experiments proposed?


It has been decided, Sir, to fire at one of the turrets of the Royal Sovereign, in accordance with the recommendations of the Turret Ship Committee—whose Report is in the hands of Members. The precise details of the experiment are not quite settled.