HC Deb 27 March 1884 vol 286 cc886-7

asked the President of the Board of Trade. If he will lay upon the Table of the House a list of the British steamships lost or missing during the past ten years, with the names of owners and builders?


Lists of the steamships lost or missing, with the names of the owners, are published annually in The Wreck Abstract, and similar information for the past fire years has been ordered upon the Motion of the hon. Member for Carnarvonshire (Mr. Rathbone); but the names of the builders have not been given. In the volume for 1882–3, now in the hands of the printers, the names of the builders will be added. But to obtain and publish this information for the past 10 years would involve a great amount of labour and considerable expense; and I should like to see the Return for 1882–3 before deciding whether it is worth while incurring that expense.