HC Deb 10 October 1912 vol 42 c506
29. Mr. LEE

asked whether it is proposed to detach from the Home Fleet eight battleships of the "King Edward" class and four battle cruisers for temporary service in the Mediterranean; and, if so, when are these ships to leave Home waters, and for how long are they to be away?


As announced publicly last month, the Third Battle Squadron will be in the Mediterranean temporarily from the end of this month to the end of January next. The four battle cruisers which, according to the same announcement, will be in the Mediterranean by next July, will form a permanent part of the Mediterranean Fleet.