HC Deb 19 March 1907 vol 171 c653

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.


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.