HC Deb 07 March 1917 vol 91 c413W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Shipping Controller whether he has had brought under his notice a system of constructing watertight bulkheads separating the various watertight compartments of ships which has been already laid before the Shipping Controller and passed by Professor Welch, the specially scientific member of the recent Bulkhead Committee, and which has the advantage of possessing double the strength of the ordinary bulkhead for the same weight of material through the application of corrugated plating; and whether it is being adopted in the new standard merchant ships ordered by the Government or will be adopted in constructions in the immediate future?


The question of using corrugated plating in the construction of bulkheads in the standard ships has been considered by the Shipbuilding Advisory Committee appointed by the Shipping Controller, and they have not recommended its adoption.