HC Deb 03 December 1906 vol 166 cc566-7
MR. IDRIS (Flint Boroughs)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty what is the extent of the injuries to H.M.S. "Dominion," occasioned by her running aground in Canada; and how long it will take to repair her.


The bottom of the "Dominion" was more or less damaged for a length of about '280 feet. She will be temporarily repaired at Bermuda, and upon her return to Chatham Yard in February next it is anticipated she may be in hand for three or four months to make good the damage, but this estimate depends on the further examination on arrival at Chatham Dockyard.


I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether an inquiry has been held as to the cause of the running aground of the battleship "Dominion" in Canada; if no inquiry has been held, what is the reason; and is it intended to hold an inquiry.


No inquiry has yet been held in the absence of a senior naval officer, which is due to the fact that the "Dominion" was employed at the time on detached service, and has since been detained at Bermuda for temporary repairs. An inquiry will be held when the ship arrives in England.