MR. HARMS WORTH (Caithnessshire)
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty if he can state whether the sights of H.M.S. "Prince of Wales" proved satisfactory during this vessel's recent gun trials.
(Answered by Mr. Pretyman.) The sights of H.M.S. "Prince of Wales" are quite satisfactory, but they were not tested for accuracy during the recent gun trials, the primary object of these trials being to test the strength and working of the mountings. Accuracy tests of sights are carried out in dry dock, which affords a far better means for proving their accuracy.