§ COLONEL NOLAN (Galway, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if any experiments have been made to ascertain what is the smallest size of shot which will disable a 40 or 60-ton gun when the shot hits the large gun on the side of the latter?
§ * THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. E. STANHOPE, Lincolnshire, Horncastle)
The subject has engaged the serious attention of the Ordnance Select Committee, and experiments have been tried. But I am advised that in the interests of the public service it is not desirable to make public either the results or the opinion of the Committee.
§ COLONEL NOLAN
I will put a question to the First Lord of the Admiralty on the subject in reference to guns mounted en barbette in the Fleet.