HC Deb 23 July 1918 vol 108 c1654W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware that the steamship "Satellite," belonging to a Greenock firm, was run down and sunk off Greenock on Friday, 5th April, by His Majesty's ship "Larkspur"; whether he is aware of the cause of the accident; and whether, in the circumstances, compensation will be paid to the owners?


The "Satellite" sank after collision with His Majesty's ship "Larkspur" on 5th April. The Admiralty having decided to repudiate liability, the solicitors for the "Satellite" have asked for the name of the commanding officer of His Majesty's ship "Larkspur" in order to commence legal proceedings against him. The cause of and liability for the accident will be investigated in those proceedings.