HC Deb 25 November 1936 vol 318 cc403-4
22. Mr. DAY

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will give particulars of the two recent outbreaks of fire that have occurred in Britain's latest destroyer, His Majesty's Ship "Hasty," on 12th and 14th November; and whether, from the investigations that have already been made, there is any suspicion of foul play or sabotage?


The first which occurred on 12th November was caused by two leads of a wireless set coming into contact and the rubber covering of

Year. Dartmouth Cadets entered. Special entry Cadets. Royal Marines first appointments other than Corps Commissions. Promotions from Lower Deck other than through Warrant Rank. Corps Commissions, R.M., from the Ranks (other than through Warrant Rank).
Executive. Engineering. Executive. Engineering.
1931 97 14 20 6 12 4* 1
1932 100 16 16 16 8 4
1933 105 23 11 14 6 4*
1934 100 25 13 25 5 4* 1
1935 122 38 13 25 3 3* 1
1936 135 75 23 35 4 4* 1
Totals 659 191 96 121 38 23 4
* In addition one Artificer Apprentice was selected for promotion to Midshipman (E) or Cadet (E) in these years.
24. Mr. PARKER

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the number of captains, commanders, lieutenant-commanders, lieutenants and sub-lieutenants, and the total of these officers, and the number of commissioned gunners and gunners and com-

the wires burning; that on 13th November by the short circuiting of the wires to the overspeed device on a turbo-generator. There is no suspicion of foul play or sabotage in either instance.


Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether there were any injuries to the personnel during these outbreaks?


I think there were not, but I will look into the question, and if there were, I will let the hon. Member know.

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