HC Deb 26 January 1955 vol 536 c128
4. Mr. Dugdale

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will make a statement on the damage recently discovered on board H.M.S. "Warrior."

Mr. J. P. L. Thomas

Minor malicious damage, mainly to pressure gauges, occurred in Her Majesty's Ship "Warrior" on 16th January. The damage in no way impaired the seagoing efficiency of the ship. Two junior ratings admitted responsibility, and appropriate disciplinary action has been taken.

Mr. Dugdale

Did they state what their motive was in causing this damage?

Mr. Emrys Hughes


Mr. Thomas

The motive was not very clear. I hope they will not mind my saying so, but there was a certain amount of celebration going on beforehand.