Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of the Naval Service; Minister of Marine and Fisheries)
1 and 4. The 'Naval Annual' for 1907 does not refer at all to the ' Rainbow ' at page 227, but on page 207 it states that certain vessels ' have been struck off the effective list, but the armaments have not m every case been removed,' and it includes amongst those vessels the ' Rainbow, but the 'Annual* nowhere states that the Ram-bow ' had been scrapped.
The 'Naval Annual' is not an official publication. ... ,
In the official publications of the British Admiralty there are four lists of vessels enumerated as in the imperial service:
1st. Royal Navy list. .
2nd. Fleet Auxiliary _ list.
3rd. Subsidiary Service list.
4th. Harbour Service list.
In 1905 the following ships of the ' Rainbow ' class were placed on the Subsidiary Service list: ' Andromache,' ' Apollo,' ' Intrepid,' ' Melampus,' ' Naiad,' ' Pique,'
' Rainbow,' ' Retribution,' ' Spartan,' ' Tribune ' (10 ships). Of these ships, the following have been restored to the Royal Navv list: ' Andromache,' ' Apollo,' ' Intrepid,' 'Naiad,' 'Rainbow' (5 ships).
2 25th March, 1891.
3. She was not scrapped.
5. The arrangement with the admiralty was that the purchase price included the preparation of the ship for sea service; the admiralty have not supplied details of any repairs, nor of their cost. Certain additional expenses' were incurred by the High Commissioner to fit the vessel as a training ship. A statement of the cost is not available at present, no reports having yet been received from the High Commissioner.
Subtopic: H. M. C. S. ' RAINBOW.'