H.M.S. "Implacable"

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th February 1949.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Sir Edward Keeling Sir Edward Keeling , Twickenham 12:00 am, 16th February 1949

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if he can make a statement about the future of H.M.S. "Implacable," which as a French 74-gun ship of the line engaged H.M.S. "Victory" at Trafalgar, was captured a few days later, and is the only man-of-war except H.M.S. "Victory" which fought at Trafalgar and is still in existence.

Photo of Mr Walter Edwards Mr Walter Edwards , Stepney Whitechapel and St George's

The possibility is being examined of preserving this ship at Greenwich as part of a development scheme prepared by the London County Council.

Photo of Mr Emrys Hughes Mr Emrys Hughes , South Ayrshire

In view of the very serious shortage of firewood in France, would it not be possible to send—