HC Deb 02 July 1907 vol 177 c505
MR. NIELD (Middlesex, Ealing)

To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether, having regard to the in creasing number of submarines in commission, any, and what, steps have been taken to provide adequate salvage vessels and appliances for the speedy and more effectual recovery of vessels of this class which, from one cause or another, may be so injured as to prevent their own crews from bringing them to the surface.

(Answered by Mr. Edmund Robertson.) No special salvage vessels have been obtained for raising submarine boats, but mooring lighters are fitted with a view of effecting their recovery should occasion arise, and trials of a life-saving apparatus for individual members of the crews are also in progress.