§ 79. Captain Kerby
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what is the estimated duration and cost of the repairs being carried out at present to the submarine H.M.S. "Turpin"; and why such extensive and costly repairs are necessary to a submarine which only completed an eighteen months' refit in the autumn of 1957.
§ Mr. Allan
During the 1958 Home Fleet Spring Cruise to the West Indies "Turpin" developed structural engine defects which have necessitated the replacement of her engines. As this will take nine months it was decided to bring forward her next refit which was due in September, 1959. On completion "Turpin" will have a full two years' commission which would not otherwise have been possible. The cost of these repairs is, at this stage not separately identifiable from the cost of the refit.