23. Captain HALL
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the number of executive special entry cadets at present under training in His Majesty's Ship "Erebus" at Devonport; the total staff employed for their professional and educational training; and the other purposes for which this ship is kept in commission?
The turret drill ship "Erebus," in addition to its duties as such, is used for the preliminary training together of all naval cadets, entered otherwise than through the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, of whom there are training as executive officers 13 special entry and nine direct entry cadets. In addition there are certain Dominion and foreign officers. All the different educational duties are carried out by the complement of the ship, which includes three naval instructors, except that a teacher of French attends from the shore for a limited number of hours a week.