HC Deb 17 March 1845 vol 78 c959
Captain Pechell

, seeing the gallant Admiral the First Naval Lord of the Admiralty in his place, was desirous of asking him a question respecting the floating breakwater which had been placed off Shoreham, by Captain Taylor. He found, from pilots and fishermen, and other experienced persons, that this admirable contrivance had answered every purpose, and that many vessels had taken shelter under its lee during the late gales. He wished to know from the gallant Admiral whether the Admiralty had received any report as to this great work of art, and whether any one had been authorized by the Admiralty to make such a report?

Sir G. Cockburn

replied, that the officer in command of the coast guard near the spot had been ordered to watch the case, but hitherto he had made no report.