HC Deb 12 November 1908 vol 196 c523

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the ten battleships and thirteen cruisers officially stated to have taken part in the recent cruise of the Home Fleet were fully manned; how many had nucleus crews; what were the names of the two battleships exercising independently; and were they fully manned ships.


Four battleships and six cruisers were fully manned; the remainder had nucleus crews. H.M. ships "Vengeance" and "Mars," the two battleships which were exercising independently had nucleus crews.