HC Deb 18 May 1904 vol 135 c169
MR. MASSEY-MAINWARING (Finsbury, Central)

To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether, in view of the fact that a collision occurred on the Tyne in April between H.M.S. "Immortalite" and H.M.S. "Temeraire" causing serious damage to the former which could have been prevented if both ships had been fitted with a rocket and line apparatus, he will consider the advisability of arranging that all His Majesty's ships should be supplied with a rocket and line apparatus of the most improved kind.

(Answered by Mr. Pretyman.)The collision occurred through a misunderstanding on the part of the officers in command of the "ImmortaHte" and "Temeraire" and not through want of a rocket and line apparatus. It is not considered necessary to supply the apparatus to His Majesty's ships.