HC Deb 24 June 1931 vol 254 c420

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?

8. Mr. DAY

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can make any further statement in regard to the circumstances in connection with the loss of the submarine His Majesty's Submarine "Poseidon"?


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.

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