asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if the date for the coming naval mobilisation and review by His Majesty at Spithead is definitely fixed for 18th July; what is the number and description of each class of vessel which will be assembled there for review; if any provision is contemplated whereby Members of both Houses of Parliament can be present at this review as in former years; if he will place in the Tea Room a chart showing the position of the ships; if he will state if the regulations which yachts, passenger vessels, and other merchant ships will have to obey during the review have yet been issued; and, if not, how soon they will be available?
Other warships of the name:
HMS Warspite (1807)
Warship type: Third Rate Warship class: 74 gun Launched Date: 1807 Nov 16 Laid down: 1805 Dec 03 Builder: Chatham Dockyard Fate: Burnt, 3...
HMS Warspite (1758)
Battle Honours: Harbour service from 1778 Warship type: Ship-of-the-line Warship class: Dublin class Launched Date: 1758 Apr 08 Laid down: 1758 Apr 08 ...
HMS Warspite (1666)
Warship type: Third Rate Warship class: 70 guns Launched Date: 1666 Dec 31 Laid down: 1666 Dec 31 Builder: Johnson, Blackwall Yard Fate: ...
HMS Warspite (1884)
Warship type: Armoured cruiser Warship class: Imperieuse class Launched Date: 1884 Jan 29 Laid down: 1881 Oct 25 Commissioned: 1886 Builder: ...
HMS Warspite (1912)
Pennant No: 03 Warship type: Battleship Warship class: Queen Elizabeth Class Launched Date: 1913 Nov 26 Laid down: 1912 Oct 31 ...
Earning the most battle honours ever awarded to an individual ship in the Royal Navy and the most awarded for actions during the Second World War. For this and other reasons Warspite gained the nickname the "Grand Old Lady" after a comment made by Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham in 1943 while she was his flagship.