HC Deb 25 February 1904 vol 130 cc973-4

To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty if he will say what ships have been under repair in private dockyards throughout the year 1903.

(Answered by Mr. Pretyman.) The following ships were undergoing refit in private dockyards during the year 1903:—Pour battleships ("Colossus," "Howe," "Canopus," "Glory"). Six first class cruisers ("Niobe," "Crescent," "St. George," "Aurora," "Terrible," "Endymion"). Two second class cruisers ("Hermes," "Astraea"). Two third class cruisers ("Pelorus," "Psyche"). Three gunboats ("Jason," "Leda," "Circe"). Six destroyers ("Dove," "Leopard," "Spitfire," "Teazer," "Flirt," "Wizard"). Two gunvessels ("Hecla," "Halcyon"). Bight torpedo boats. In addition to the above, several ships were sent to private firms for small repairs during the year.