§ MR. WILLIAM ALLAN (Gateshead)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, whether he can state the number of torpedo boats of 16knots and up to 25 knots at present laid up in Sheerness, Chatham, Portsmouth, and Devonport respectively; and if these vessels are ever put under steam trials.
§ MR. ARNOLD-FORSTER
The number of boats of the description referred to laid up in the different divisions of the reserve are—
These vessels are put under steam trials in the "A" division of the Fleet Reserve, 667 and are tried under steam in the basin or alongside for four hours over six months at the maximum boiler pressure.
Sheerness none Chatham 9 Portsmouth 13 Devonport 11