HC Deb 28 July 1914 vol 65 cc1133-4W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in the recent special mobilisation of the Third Fleet (13th July, 1914), the crews embarked on the ships of that fleet were composed entirely of the men officially allotted to that fleet, and that no ratings were embarked in the Third Fleet which are allocated to the Second Fleet, or to any other squadrons?


The crews of the Third Fleet ships in the recent test mobilisation were composed of men officially allotted to them at the date of the mobilisation. Mobilisation appropriations are necessarily changed from day to day. All the fleets were fully manned with their proper complements.