§ 9. Sir CYRIL COBB
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether there is any expectation of His Majesty's Submarine "Poseidon" being salved and eventually rejoining the Fleet; and, if not, what steps he proposes to take to replace this submarine by a new vessel in accordance with Annex I, Section III of the London Naval Treaty?
All salvage operations have been definitely abandoned, as the submarine was reported to be rapidly sinking into soft mud at a depth of 120 feet and the exposed position seriously hampered the work of divers. The question of the replacement of the tonnage represented by the loss of "Poseidon" will be considered at the proper time.
§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
Would it not be better to await the result of the conference in the hope that submarines will be abolished by international agreement?
No further details are available, and it will probably not be possible to make any statement until the full report of the circumstances is received from the Commander-in-Chief, China Station.