HC Deb 26 February 1876 vol 227 c928

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether the "Orontes" has been lengthened and repaired under the usual custom of tender and contract based upon Estimates; and, if not, under what arrangements the work had been done, and how much it has cost?


, in reply, said, the Orontes had been lengthened and had had new engines put into her under the usual custom as mentioned by the hon. Member, and the cost had been £66,500—namely, lengthening the ship 50 feet, £33,000, and cost of new compound engines, and placing them on board, £33,500. In addition there had been other alterations under a schedule of prices approved by the Admiralty, the cost of which had been £53,500.