Mr. PIKE PEASE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what was the result of the gun-layers' recent test of His Majesty's ship "Orion" in regard to the new 13.5 gun; and what was the range at which firing took place?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The result of the "Orion's" gun-layers' test was thirty-five rounds and twenty-four direct hits in the two minutes—twenty-five seconds allowed per turret. The range was 2,400 yards.