§ MR. EUGENE WASON (Clackmannan and Kinross)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he can give the House any information as to the collision between H.M.S. "Albemarle" and H.M.S. "Commonwealth."
§ MR. EDMUND ROBERTSON
The collision occurred on the night of the 11th instant while the ships were proceeding to Lagos for the manœuvres. The damage to the "Albemarle" was 535 slight, and the estimated cost of repairing her is £750. The damage to the "Commonwealth" was more serious, and will cost about £6,000 to repair. No one was injured. Both ships were able to steam to Gibraltar, and the "Albemarle" has now gone to rejoin the fleet at manœuvres at Lagos.
§ MR. ARTHUR LEE (Hampshire, Fareham)
Will the "Commonwealth" be removed from the firing line for a long period?