§ MR. FORWOOD (Lancashire, Ormskirk)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty how many torpedo boats, torpedo catchers, and large vessels composed each of the fleets that took part in the late manœuvres; and how many of each class of these vessels are allowed by the umpires to have been struck by torpedoes, captured, or destroyed?
*THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Sir U. KAY-SHUTTLEWOETH,) Lancashire, Clitheroe
The five fleets that took part in the recent manœuvres included 19 large vessels (including battleships); 24 cruisers; 15 torpedo gunboats, and 24 torpedo boats. Of these, 1 battleship; 9 cruisers; 3 torpedo gunboats, and 26 gunboats were allowed by the umpires to have been put out of action.