HC Deb 13 March 1876 vol 227 cc1869-70

asked the first Lord of the Admiralty, Whether he has any objection to append the following particulars to the Papers, ordered on Thursday the 9th instant, relative to the loss of the "Vanguard," namely:—The ascertained dimensions of chasm which the stem of H.M.S. "Iron Duke" made in the side of H.M.S. "Vanguard" off the Wicklow coast last autumn; also similar dimensions, &c, rent by the prow or spur of H.M.S. "Hercules" in the side of H.M.S. "Northumberland" off Madeira, Christmas 1872; and, further, with the view to elucidate the water-tight arrangements, structural, and typical difference of construction, that the same be accompanied with shaded and perspective midship sectional plans of both the "Vanguard" and "Northumberland" class of ships, illustrating the "wing-passage bulkhead," its purposes and uses, and such other descriptive details as published at pp. 284–5, chap. 12, of the late Chief Constructor's Text Book on "Our Iron-clad Navy?"


, in reply, said, he had no objection to add to the Papers ordered on the 9th instant, those mentioned in the Question of the hon. and gallant Gentleman, and some other Papers bearing on the question, if the hon. and gallant Gentleman would move for their production.