HC Deb 26 August 1907 vol 182 c148
MR. NIELD (Middlesex, Ealing)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the official intimation that the ships of the Home Fleet will take part in the autumn manœuvres this year refers only to ships of the Home Fleet manned with nucleus crews, or to the division formed in March last and constituted from battleships and cruisers withdrawn from other fleets, or whether both are included.


Thirty-eight fully manned vessels of the Home Fleet will take part in the exercises, including the Nore division of battleships and cruisers.


Is it proposed that any of the vessels should be manned by nucleus crews?


Nucleus crew vessels-will not take part in these exercises.