His Majesty's Ship "enchantress."

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy. – in the House of Commons on 18th May 1938.

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Photo of Mr George Griffiths Mr George Griffiths , Hemsworth

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the cost of construction of His Majesty's Ship "Enchantress"; the total number of the officers and ratings employed on this ship; and the total cost of the maintenance of the ship for each of the years 1935–36, 1936–37, and 1937–38?

Mr. Cooper:

The cost of construction of His Majesty's Ship "Enchantress" was approximately £170,000. The normal complement of the ship as an escort vessel is six officers and 111 ratings. The total maintenance costs during the years J935–36, 1936–37 and 1937–38 were approximately £24,700, £34,600 and £35,500, respectively.

Photo of Mr George Griffiths Mr George Griffiths , Hemsworth

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what ports were visited by His Majesty's ship "Enchantress" in 1937 during the course of the voyages in that year conveying the First Lord; and what was the cost of these voyages?

Mr. Cooper:

The following ports were visited by His Majesty's Ship "Enchantress" in 1937 when conveying the First Lord: Holyhead, Skiport, Oban, Mal-laig, Stornoway, Dunrobin, Invergordon, Rosyth, Venice, Sibenik, Skyros, Rhodes, Kyrenia, Famagusta, Port Said, Alexandria, Malta, Naples. The approximate cost of fuel consumed during these voyages was £400.

Photo of Mr George Griffiths Mr George Griffiths , Hemsworth

I would like the First Lord to answer the latter part of the question—what was the cost of these voyages?

Mr. Cooper:

The approximate cost of the fuel consumed was £400.

Photo of Mr George Griffiths Mr George Griffiths , Hemsworth

I am not asking the cost of the fuel. I am asking the total cost.

Mr. Cooper:

That is the only cost. The hon. Member will realise that ratings and officers receive their pay allowances in the ordinary way.

Photo of Mr Frederick Macquisten Mr Frederick Macquisten , Argyll

Will the First Lord accept an invitation to visit Campbeltown next time?