HC Deb 12 August 1907 vol 180 c789
SIR BERKELEY SHEFFIELD (Lincolnshire, Brigg)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the position occupied by the Channel Fleet in reference to other fleets in the recent gun-layers' test was wholly or partly due to the deflection dials of the gun-sights of the heavy armaments being incorrectly marked in the case of new ships, the bulk of which have been placed in the Channel Fleet.


The reply is in the negative. The "King Edward VII.," with the same deflection dials used in 1906, was second ship in the Navy in the previous year in the Heavy Gun-Layers' Test.

† See (4) Debates, clxxix, 1530.