§ MR. GRAVES
said, he would now beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty, The names of the two armour-clad vessels which the late Secretary to the Admiralty stated, on the 15th March, were about to be despatched to the Pacific Ocean, with the dates of their departure?
§ SIR JOHN PAKINGTON,
in reply, said, he was unable to give the names of the two armour-clad ships intended for the Pacific. What ships the late Secretary to the Admiralty might have alluded to in his speech of the 15th of March he was unable to say, but the Zealous was one of the armour-clads now fitting for the Pacific, and he supposed she was one of the ships to which Lord Clarence Paget might have alluded. No armour-clad that he was aware of' had left England for the Pacific station, and none were engaged to go except the Zealous.