HC Deb 13 June 1907 vol 175 c1582
MR. STANGER (Kensington, N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is in a position to give the House any information with regard to the reported accident on a submarine at Portsmouth this morning.


I regret to say there has been an accident, and I hold in my hand a telegram received this afternoon from the Commander-in-Chief at Portsmouth. The telegram is as follows: —"Regret to report slight explosion this morning on board submarine C 8, whereby Lieutenant Guy Hart was very dangerously injured, and has since died; Thomas O'Connor, E.R.A., and James R. Foster, stoker of the first class, slightly injured. Both of the latter are doing well. Inquiry will be held as soon as possible. Boat was charging batteries at the time."