§ MR. WILLIAM ALLAN
I beg to ask the Secretary of the Admiralty, whether he can state how long H.M.S. "Terrible" has been laid up in Wei-Hai-Wei Harbour; how long she has been under full power steaming since August last; and how many of her boilers are now unfit for steaming at full power.
§ MR. ARNOLD-FORSTER
H.M.S. "Terrible" was at Wei-Hai-Wei as Senior Naval Officers' Ship from August to December of last year. There is, however, no information to the effect that she was laid up or in any way disabled. As the ship is in China, I cannot at present give full particulars of her steaming since August. She sucessfully carried out her steam trials for the quarter ending 30th September. No information has been received to the effect that any of her boilers are unfit for steaming at full power.