§ 87. Mr. CHORLTON
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if any developments in high-pressure and super-heat but reduced-weight machinery are taking place in the propelling machinery of any foreign navy?
The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Sir Bolton Eyres Monsell)
Developments on these lines are proceeding in most foreign navies, but nothing of outstanding importance has so far come to notice.
Sir B. EYRES MONSELL
Well, Sir, we have a destroyer which is utilising boilers at 500 lbs. pressure and 750 degrees Fahrenheit and a smaller fuel consumption has been obtained at full power than has yet been achieved in any warship.