HC Deb 14 May 1857 vol 145 c261

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether it was decided that 1,000 troops with officers and women, were about to leave Kingston for the Mauritius on board the ship Lord Raglan; and whether a vessel of such tonnage is capable of containing so large a number with any comfort or safety?


said, it had not been decided that the Lord Raglan should embark 1,000 men; she would only carry 727 men; the whole number on board—including men, officers, women, and seventy children—would be only 904. As she had before carried 984 with comfort and safety, he had no apprehension but that she was quite capable of carrying the number she was now about to take.