HC Deb 17 August 1911 vol 29 c2100

asked if the cause of the damage to the five destroyers off the coast of Ireland has now been ascertained; if the damage has been repaired; and are the boats now ready to take part in the autumn cruises?


The damage was caused during a full-speed trial which was stopped before it had been completed on account of the severe weather conditions. The five vessels affected are now under repair and are expected to be ready for sea next month.