§ SIR FORTESCUE FLANNERY (Yorkshire, W.R., Shipley)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty if he can state the indicated horse power of H.M.S. "Condor," and the ratings of the engine-room staff; and whether there is official information showing that there was any defect, either in the engine-room equipment, or in the engine-room staff, at the time the vessel last sailed from port.
§ *THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. ARNOLD-FORSTER, Belfast, W.)
The I.H.P. of H.M.S. "Condor" was 1,400. Her engine-room complement was composed of:—1 artificer engineer, 1 chief engine-room artificer, 2 engine-room artificers, 3 chief stokers, 3 leading stokers, and 16 stokers; or a total of 26. No information has been received at the Admiralty as to there being any defect, either in the engine-room equipment, or in the engine-room staff, at the time the vessel last sailed from port.