HC Deb 02 July 1903 vol 124 c1175

To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the gun sights of H.M.S. "Majestic," flagship in the Channel Squadron, have been proved to be defective and have required alteration; and whether the gun sights in any other ships in the Channel Squadron are defective; and, if so, what steps are being taken to restore efficiency to the guns of the Channel Fleet.

(Answered by Mr. Arnold-Forster.) Experience has shown that modifications in the system of turret sighting as originally fitted to the ships of the "Majestic" type are desirable. Improved gear has been prepared, and is being issued to all battleships of the Channel Fleet, and is nearly complete.