HC Deb 15 April 1907 vol 172 cc573-4

To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether, and if no great trouble is occasioned by compliance, he will state the number of battleships, armoured cruisers, cruisers, and destroyers which belong to the class hitherto known as in special reserve, which are manned with reduced nucleus crews, and which are considered as about to fall obsolete, though still available for subsidiary purposes in war.

(Answered by Mr. Edmund Robertson.) The hon. Member presumably refers to the special service vessels which are shown each month in the Navy List, and in the April issue will be found on page 270. They include ten battleships and seven cruisers, but no armoured cruisers or destroyers at present.