HC Deb 16 March 1903 vol 119 c863

The question of personnel is entitled to the first place in our consideration, and on this I must say a word or two, for a good deal has been done and will be done to make the year an exceptional one in the history of the Navy. For the ordinary addition and growth of the Fleet, 4,600 men are added to the ordinary personnel; but there are other additions some of which arc quite new to the House and some of which are not.

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