§ MR. J. A. GRETTON (Derbyshire, S.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty, if all the five battleships of the Admiral class, now forming part of the Mediterranean Fleet, are still armed with the old 6-inch breach-loading guns; and, if he will consider the advisability of re-arming those so fitted (which may come under repair during the coming 366 financial year) with the new 6-inch quick-firing guns?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. G. J. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square
One of these ships, the Collingwood, is now being rearmed with the new 6-inch quick-firing guns, and the others will be taken in hand as they come in for repair.