§ MR. GRETTON (Rutland)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty 1572 whether the experience of the Russo-Japanese War shows that the 12-inch guns now mounted in His Majesty's battleships will still be ready and efficient for immediate service after fighting a sustained fleet action; and, if not, by what method does the Admiralty propose to replace them.
§ MR. LAMBERT
The reply is in the affirmative. Guns damaged in action would, of course, be replaced by reserve guns.