HC Deb 20 July 1905 vol 149 c1372

To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether Submarine A 8, at the time of the recent casualty, had eight men on board in addition to her ordinary crew; if so, for what purpose; and whether in future some limitation will be placed on the number of extra men permitted to go down in submarines.

(Answered by Mr. Pretyman.) Men under training are invariably taken in addition to the proper crew in the boats running. A limitation as to the numbers taken in addition to crew already exists.