HC Deb 21 February 1882 vol 266 c1229

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether the tables of "Ships British and Foreign" in Sir Thomas Brassey's work on the British Navy, represent the latest information in possession of the Admiralty?


Both the tables and text of the compilation to which the Question refers were reprinted from the ordinary sources of information—English and foreign—which are open to the general public. The tables, which have been in type for a considerable time, are incomplete, and do not enable a comparison to be drawn between the state of the English Navy and those of foreign nations.