HC Deb 03 April 1905 vol 144 cc103-4
MR. J. H. LEWIS (Flint Boroughs)

To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty which of the vessels in List No. 3, of the Return of Vessels struck off † See (4) Debates, cxliii., 29. the Effective List have been sold, and what price has been realised in each case.

(Answered, by Mr. Pretyman.) The vessels on List No. 3, which have been sold to date are the "Porpoise," "Sand-fly," "Lizard," and "Havannah." The first three were sold abroad by tender; but it is contrary to the practice of the Department to disclose the prices tendered. The "Havannah" was sold by public auction, and realised £1,035. The "Boadicea," which is also included in List No. 3, is being broken up upon percentage terms. As the hon. Member is probably aware, a number of obsolete vessels are for sale by auction at Chatham to-morrow.