HC Deb 08 November 1911 vol 30 cc1626-7
Captain FABER

asked whether in the gunnery trials of the battleship "Orion," her heavy broadsides so damaged the gun-mountings of her secondary armament that they threatened to make her four-inch guns useless?


One four-inch gun mounting was purposely exposed to the greatest blast possible; very slight damage was done, the oil bath casing of the training gear being displaced. No other damage was done, and the four-inch gun armament was in no way rendered ineffective.