HC Deb 24 October 1912 vol 42 c2388W
Sir J. D. REES

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether a torpedo station is to be established at Alexandria; and whether it is intended to convert Sollum into a naval base in order to the adequate protection of the Suez Canal?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I am not aware of any project for the establishment of a naval base at Sollum.