§ 19. Mr. MIDDLEMORE
asked the number of officers and men which form the reduced nucleus crews at present on board ships of the "Majestic" class at Devon-port or elsewhere; and what length of time and what additions to the crews would be necessary 1o get these ships ready for sea should the necessity arise?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
It would not be in accordance with Admiralty practice to give the strength and competition of the complements of the Third Fleet ships.
§ Mr. MIDDLEMORE
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware the "Majestic" a short time ago was manned by two officers and seven men for a considerable time?