§ MR. GRAVES
said, he wished to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, The names of all the Iron-clad Ships which have had their funnels temporarily lengthened previous to trial, the length so added, and how soon removed after trial; and whether it is intended to try the Bellerophon at the measured mile with funnels reduced to ordinary sea service height, and when such trial may be expected to take place?
§ LORD CLARENCE PAGET
said, in reply, that there were three vessels which had had their funnels so lengthened—the Royal Oak, the Warrior, and the Black Prince, the trials being made in order to ascertain whether the funnels would prove satisfactory. He could not say exactly how much they were lengthened. With regard to the Bellerophon, if the funnel used at the trial succeeded it would not be taken away.