HC Deb 16 December 1908 vol 198 c1839
MR. OWEN PHILIPPS (Pembroke and Haverfordwest)

To ask the First Lord of the Admiralty what would be the approximate cost of a floating dock large enough to dock vessels of the "Dreadnought" class; and what approximate depth of water would be necessary in the place where such floating dock was stationed to enable vessels of the "Dreadnought" class to make use of the dock when the vessel is undamaged, and when one or more watertight compartments of the vessel are full of water.

(Answered by Mr. MCKenna.) The Board have not had before them the detailed design of such a floating dock, and I should prefer not to quote an approximate estimate of cost. The Answer to the second part of the Question depends on the design of the dock and the amount of damage to the ship.