§ MR. YERBURGH (Chester)
To ask "the Secretary to the Admiralty what alterations, if any, have been made to His Majesty's ships "Powerful" and "Terrible" which entitles them to be described as armoured in the March Navy List, seeing that the term applies equally and in the same manner to armoured cruisers of the "Black Prince" and "Kent" classes; and what is the reason why cruisers of the "Andromeda," "Ariadne," and "Niobe" classes are also described as armoured.
(Answered, by Mr. Pretyman.) The ships in question are described as projected in the March Navy List. The table alluded to was first introduced into the Navy List in January of this year. The error in classification mentioned occurred in the Navy List of that month, but was corrected in the February issue.