HC Deb 01 November 1911 vol 30 c851

asked if it would be possible to allow officers of the mercantile marine to attend practice at coastguard stations, or other naval establishments, in order to make themselves perfect in the art of signalling, looking to the importance of a rapid and accurate line of communication at sea between men-of-war and ships of the mercantile marine.


The Admiralty have for some time past had under consideration the best means of assisting officers of the mercantile marine to qualify in signalling, and it is hoped soon to make an announcement on the subject.