HC Deb 29 April 1914 vol 61 cc1669-70

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, at the time of the recent collision between the "Carbineer" and His Majesty's ship "Isis," the latter ship was carrying sufficient boats to take off the men on board if necessary; whether he will state the" number of boats available with the accommodation; and whether they were all supplied with oars?


I understand that the "Isis" carried the following boats: Two 28-ft. cutters, two 30-ft. gigs, and one 30-ft. cutter, and that each boat was fully equipped with oars. This number of boats, though fully sufficient for her complement as a Third Fleet ship, would not have accommodated the number of men on board at the time of the collision. Further inquiry is being made into the matter.

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