HC Deb 06 July 1927 vol 208 c1245

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will state the reason for the decision of the Admiralty to transfer from the monitor "Erebus" to the cruiser "Carysfort" the duty of ship of the senior officer, Reserve Fleet, at Devonport, and to re-commission the "Erebus" for service as a cadet training ship and turret-drill ship for the port?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

Experience since the sale of His Majesty's Ship "Thunderer" has shown that His Majesty's Ship "Erebus" is inadequate to carry out the duties of ship of the Senior Officer, Reserve Fleet, Devonport, in addition to those of Training Ship for Special Entry Cadets and Turret Drill His Majesty's Ship "Carysfort" was therefore commissioned to take over the duties of Senior Officer, Reserve Fleet, from His Majesty's Ship "Erebus."