HC Deb 10 June 1898 vol 58 c1302

I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that the United States Government have adopted, after three years' exhaustive trial, a new invention, consisting of a steel cap for projectiles, stated to increase their efficiency 25 per cent.; whether he is aware that this invention has been used in the recent naval battles with great effect and success; and whether the attention of the Ordnance authorities has been called to this invention; if so, what steps, if any, have been taken to test its value for the British service?


The use of a cap on projectiles is now being tried, and experiments are in progress to determine its value, but nothing is known of the particular invention referred to in the Question.