HC Deb 22 June 1876 vol 230 cc243-4

asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether his attention has been called to the Report of inquiry into the circumstances attending the loss of the "Strathmore;" and, whether, with regard to the seventh paragraph of that Report, it is intended to take any official or public notice of the conduct of Mr. D. L. Gifford, master of the American whaler "Young Phœnix," who is said to have sacrificed his voyage in order to assist the survivors from the wreck?


The case of the Strathmore has been fully considered, and the Board of Trade have decided to present Captain Gifford with a piece of plate of the value of £21. There was little or no risk, and it is not a case for a medal. The sacrifice of the voyage falls on the owner, unless satisfied by the underwriter. The Board of Trade are endeavouring to ascertain if any compensation should be made.