HC Deb 05 November 1912 vol 43 c1043W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if the seaworthiness of His Majesty's ship "Torch" was questioned by the captain of that ship when she was commissioned at Sydney; and, if so, what reply was made to his representations?


No information to this effect has been received except in a statement left at the Admiralty by the late commanding officer of the "Torch" in June last. A copy of the statement was sent to the Commander-in-Chief for report on the 30th July, and he has telegraphed that his reply is on its way, and will reach the Admiralty at the end of this month.