§ LORD CHARLES BERESFORD (Marylebone, E.)
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether, considering the present useless state of Her Majesty's Ship Thunderer for fighting purposes, the Admiralty will give directions for her to be paid off in order to have her made effective, and transfer her officers and men to some more efficient vessel for service on the Mediterranean station?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. HIBBERT) (Oldham)
The Thunderer is at present at Malta, completing her refit, which was interrupted during a brief visit to Suda Bay. There is no reason to believe that after this refit she will not be efficient for further service.