HC Deb 02 April 1917 vol 92 c913
96. Mr. LOUGH

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty why the report of the sinking of the hospital ship "Asturias," which took place on the 20th or 21st instant, was not published until the 28th instant; and whether the Government have decided on any policy of reprisals against Germany?


The publication was delayed until it could be established whether this hospital ship was sunk by mine or torpedo, and the naval opinion that she was torpedoed confirmed by the official statement which was circulated by wireless from Berlin. My right hon. Friend has no statement to make about reprisals.