HC Deb 04 March 1912 vol 35 c32

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether his attention has been called to the Danish vessel, "Selandia," now in London, driven by internal combustion engines; and whether, in view of the accepted efficacy of this method of propulsion, he will state what policy the Admiralty purpose to pursue in the development of ships fitted with engines of this type?


I paid a very interesting visit, with other members of the Board of Admiralty, to the "Selandia" on Friday last. Important experiments were begun some time ago with a view to ascertaining the possibilities of the internal combustion engine as a method of propulsion in ships of the Royal Navy.