HC Deb 23 March 1891 vol 351 c1666
ADMIRAL MAYNE (Pembroke and Haverfordwest)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will stop the further manufacture of Brennan torpedoes, pending the completion of the experiments with the dynamite gun, which, it is believed by many, does all that the Brennan torpedo can, and probably much more, and is not open to many of the objections to the Brennan? I beg also to ask whether any Admiralty opinion has been obtained as regards the sites selected for the Brennan installations?

*THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. E. STANHOPE,) Lincolnshire, Horncastle

I should have thought that my hon. and gallant Friend would have been aware that the dynamite gun differs so essentially from the Brennan torpedo that the weapons cannot be compared; and it is improbable that the adoption of the former, should it occur, would justify the neglect of the latter means of defence. A naval officer detailed for the purpose advised as to, and concurred in, the sites selected for the Brennan Torpedo Stations.