HC Deb 01 December 1931 vol 260 cc953-4W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, having in view the fact that His Majesty's Ship "Revenge," now refitting at Devonport, is manned by a Portsmouth crew, he will consider the possibility of this vessel making a visit to Portsmouth before proceeding on foreign service for 2½ years on 11th December?


His Majesty's Ship "Revenge" paid a special visit to Portsmouth for six days on her return from the Mediterranean last May. She has since re-commissioned a week ago, and her new ship's company were granted 10 days' drafting leave before leaving Portsmouth to join their ship at Devonport. I regret that the programme for the return of His Majesty's Ship "Revenge" to the Mediterranean Station will not permit of her visiting Portsmouth again.