It is presumed that the purposes of any experiments carried out in a converted vessel would be to determine the practical and financial difficulties to be overcome in the use of pulverised fuel in a sea-going ship. The type of vessels which the Admiralty are willing to lend would be entirely suitable for such a purpose.
I understand that they asked for a certain vessel on which these experiments could be made. Why was it rejected if the vessel was all that could be desired and they could get the best results?
That question is difficult to understand. "Refusal of the type of vessel offered" might open up a wide discussion. I have no doubt that we selected what we thought was the most suitable, and I have no reason to suppose that they have differed from our view.