§ Commander Courtney
asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty what was the extent and cause of the damage recently sustained by H.M.S. "Ashanti"; and when it is expected that she will rejoin the fleet.
§ Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing
During heavy weather off Portugal on 15th May, the "Ashanti" suffered an isolated heavy pound which caused minor damage to her hull. The ship has continued her first of class trials and is now in her home port giving leave, during which time the damage will be repaired. She is expected to be at sea again before mid-September.