HC Deb 16 July 1924 vol 176 c346
19. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if he is aware that on the 31st July next the 300th anniversary of the sailing of the Pilgrim Fathers from the Humber will be celebrated by a commemoration service at Old Killingholme Creek, near Immingham Dock lock, from where they embarked, and by the unveiling of a monument which has been erected by the Anglo-American Society; that an American man-of-war will be present; and that the proceedings have aroused great interest in the United States of America; and whether it will be possible for the British Navy to be represented at this important historical ceremony?


It has been decided that His Majesty's ship "Godetia" will represent the British Navy at the ceremony in question.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that while the organisers of the ceremony welcome the presence of any warship they would have much preferred a more modern and powerful vessel?


I would remind my hon. and gallant Friend that I have gone to considerable trouble in this respect and that this is the very best that can be done.