§ CAPTAIN NORTON
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is in a position to state if there is any regulation as to the amount of cubic space allotted to each member of the crew on board Her Majesty's ships in the Royal Navy; and, if not, what is approximately the amount of cubic space provided for each man?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY
There is no such regulation. In warships the crew space is not definitely limited and enclosed as is usual in merchant ships. Consequently, it is difficult to give approximately the cubic space provided for each man. In practice each hammock occupies a space of about 70 cubic feet. As a rule, the cubic space per man exceeds this, as the hammock berths do not fully occupy the deck area.