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Desertions From British Cruisers When Visiting America

Volume 178: debated on Wednesday 24 July 1907

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To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty how many men were lost by desertion during the visit of the four armoured vessels of the first cruiser squadron to American waters; and how long was the squadron in those waters.

( Answered by MR. Edmund Robertson.) The Answer to the first part of the Question is 161, and to the second part 40 days.