§ Mr. MIDDLEMORE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether all the destroyers of the "Acorn" class have been under repair shortly after being commissioned; and, it so, whether their condition is now regarded as being satisfactory?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
With the exception of the "Fury," all the destroyers of the "Acorn" class have been in dockyard hands for a short period. As the result of a very severe test to which these vessels were subjected in a heavy sea, it was considered desirable to strengthen a portion of the fore part of their hulls. The reply to the last part of the question is in the affirmative.