HC Deb 23 July 1908 vol 193 c326
*CAPTAIN FABER (Hampshire, Andover)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will state what reasons exist for not using the two steel cylinders or camels which were made to raise the "Montagu" for the purpose of raising the "Gladiator"; and what the price was of these camels, and where they are now.


There were no cylindrical camels used. Seven of the rectangular camels constructed for the "Montagu" salvage operations are still in existence, having been turned over to the Works Department at Devonport for use at Oreston Quarries. These camels are quite unsuitable for the first operations in the salvage of H.M.S. "Gladiator" and will probably not be suitable for use in the subsequent operations, as the conditions are different from those which existed in the case of H.M.S. "Montagu."