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?
HM warships at Gibraltar. HMS Nelson, HMS Rodney, HMS Hood, and HMS Courageous or HMS Furious are among the vessels in harbour. The date of this Royal Navy poto is unknown. It is assumed pre-second world war.
Clearly the capitol ships of te Royal Navy fleet of te Mediterranean is in harbour or anchored outside the break water.
The admiral class battleships, HMS Nelson and HMS Rodney can be seen.
Valletta harbour is a deep water harbour ideal for the protection of shipping. The Royal Navy used the harbour as a safe anchorage for her capitol warships. Fort St Angelo was used as a shore side base. Near by are dry dock facilities and stores.
The ramparts with guns protected the inner harbour whilst other forts provided extended protection.