§ Dr. MACNAMARA
I have already, in previous answers to my hon. Friend, explained very fully the circumstances in connection with this ship. As I have explained, she was purchased for the purpose of being converted into a hospital ship, and was allocated to Pembroke Dockyard. When War broke out it was necessary to take the men off her, precedence being given to urgent war work. She has not been used for any service since she was purchased, and the vessel is advertised for sale by public auction at the Baltic Exchange, on Wednesday, 1st March.