§ 8. Captain PETER MACDONALD
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is now in a position to make any further statement with regard to the extent of the damage done to His Majesty's Ship "Hood" in the recent collision; and what will be the approximate cost of repairing this damage?
The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Sir Bolton Eyres Monsell)
The extent of the damage to His Majesty's Ship "Hood," as revealed by examination in dock, is as given in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for East Dorset (Mr. Hall-Caine) on the 30th January, except that in addition the starboard wing tail shaft is slightly bent and requires straightening, and that it will be necessary to replace the starboard wing propeller by a new one. The approximate cost of making good the damage is £8,000.