MR. GIBSON BOWLES (Lynn Regis)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether complaints have reached him that the dynamo used for the production of the electric light on H.M.S.Britannia causes, when running, a constant and intolerable tremor and shaking; whether any representations have been node by any captains or officers of the Britannia, requesting that this dynamo might be removed to the shore or put into a vessel not inhabited by young cadets; whether the late First Lord of the Admiralty ordered last year a change in the dynamo, or in its position, calculated to remove the cause of complaint; whether that change has yet been carried into effect?
*THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Sir U.KAY-SHUTTLEWORTH,) Lancashire, Clitheroe
My answer is in the affirmative to the three first paragraphs of the question. As to the concluding paragraph, I have to say that the work is in hand, and that the plant for electric lighting is to be transferred as quickly as possible to a mortar vessel alongside the ship.