HC Deb 09 July 1907 vol 177 c1428
MR. NIELD (Middlesex, Ealing)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admirality whether, having regard to the fact that the battleships "Cæsar," "Mars," and "Hannibal," constituting the Devon-port Division of the Home Fleet, have been temporarily attached to the Channel and Atlantic Fleets pending repairs to the "Exmouth," "Commonwealth," and "Dominion," these ships have in turn been replaced; and, if so, whether the ships replacing them have had their crews increased to the minimum of three-fifths of their full complement.


Ships in the Home Fleet at Portsmouth and Devonport are not replaced while they are themselves replacing ships in the Nore Division or in other Fleets.