HC Deb 20 May 1924 vol 173 cc1977-8
3. Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the s.s. "Nunnington" sailed from Swansea on or about the 11th April, 1024, and from that date nothing has been heard of her; whether he can say what was the condition of the life-saving apparatus on board the ship at the time of her sailing; and whether an inquiry will be held?


asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the fact that the London s.s. "Nunnington," which left Swansea on the 11th April last for Sables d'Olonne, France, has not arrived at her destination or at any other port; whether he can state the number of the crew she carried; and whether any steps have been taken to hold an official inquiry into the cause of her disappearance?


It was reported to the Board of Trade that nothing had been heard of the s.s. "Nunnington" since 11th April, and it has been decided to order a formal inquiry at which all the relevant circumstances will be investigated. The vessel had a crew of 14.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

Would the right hon. Gentleman send me the result of the inquiries?


Yes. I will make a note of that.

Captain Viscount CURZON

In making inquiries will the right hon. Gentleman go specially into the question as to whether the ship was fitted with wireless, with competent operators?


I will endeavour to have that ascertained.