§ VISCOUNT TURNOUR (Sussex, Horsham)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty for what reason there was such a lengthy delay in repairing the recent injury to the propeller shaft of H.M.S. "Terrible."
§ MR. LAMBERT
As the vessel requires heavy repairs to boilers in addition to the replacing of the screw shaft, it was decided to take all the defects in hand at one time. Up to the present it has not been convenient to do this, as it would have entailed postponement in the dates of completion of the repairs of more important vessels. Preparatory work is in progress, and the ship will be taken in Land at an early date.