HC Deb 23 November 1882 vol 274 cc1916-7

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, If the hulk "London," stationed at Zanzibar, has been reported as insanitary by a competent surveyor, her timbers being rotten and leaky; and, whether there have been, since that Report, severe outbreaks of fever among the sailors who are stationed in the "London;" and, if so, whether some other system can be adopted at Zanzibar, or some other ship substituted for the "London?"


It is true that there was for sometime a good deal of sickness on board the London, at Zanzibar. Much, however, has been done to improve her condition, and the latest reports show a diminution in the amount of sickness. The whole Question is under the consideration of the Admiralty; and Rear Admiral Sir William Hewett, the Commander-in-Chief on the Station, has been directed to proceed to Zanzibar to inquire fully into the subject.