HC Deb 25 July 1910 vol 19 cc1903-4W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether any rule exists restraining vessels other than His Majesty's ships from mooring at Admiralty buoys; whether he is aware that for several days between 29th May and 7th June last a German vessel from Danzig was moored at Admiralty buoys at Chatham Reach, in close proximity and full view of a shed within which three British submarines were being built; and whether he will take steps to ensure that such an occurrence shall not be repeated?


No vessel is allowed to make fast at the buoys without permission. The vessel in question had a cargo for the dockyard, and received permission to moor from the Admiral Superintendent. There was no risk of confidential work being seen from her position.