HC Deb 06 May 1869 vol 196 cc262-3

said, he would beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty, What has been the cause of delay to Her Majesty's Ship "Inconstant," and what occasioned the loss of that ship's rudder on her passage from Pembroke?


said, in reply, that there had been little or no delay, for what would have been done at Portsmouth had been done at Pembroke. At the outside the delay would be only ten days, perhaps only a week. There had been a defect in a brass casting, which had led to an accident with the rudder, but that had been remedied, and there was nothing more to deplore than the loss of a piece of brass.