§ MR. BELLAIRS
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty how many of the thirty-two battleships which have been in full commission and exercised in their respective fleets under the old distribution will shift their fleets under the new distribution; how many will change their crews; and whether all the Admirals commanding the four fleets will be new to their commands.
§ MR. EDMUND ROBERTSON
Eighteen of the battleships will shift their fleets, and eight will change their crews. The Answer to the last part of the Question is in the affirmative.