HC Deb 13 November 1912 vol 43 cc1963-4
7. Captain FABER

asked what is the age limit of the present "Dreadnoughts"?


There is no age limit denned for the ships of His Majesty's Navy. It depends not only upon the deterioration of the ship itself, but also upon the progress made in the construction of vessels of other Powers.

Captain FABER

Is there no time limit for ships in His Majesty's Service?


No; no precise time limit is fixed for ships in His Majesty's Navy. They are used as long as they can be usefully employed.

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