HC Deb 09 March 1908 vol 185 cc1096-7

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty how many of the forty-five fully-commissioned destroyers in home waters were stationed at Devonport in the first fortnight of December, 1906; how many of the forty-five destroyers were under repair or in dock at that time; and how many were attached to instructional training establishments.


Nine destroyers were tenders to the gunnery and torpedo establishments, fifteen were based on Devonport, and eight were lying at that port at the period in question. Nine boats were in hand for repairs, but only one was in dock.