§ MR. GOURLEY
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether he had received any information in regard to the 1310 troopship Poonah; whether the vessel had sailing independent of steam power; and, by whose authority she was sent to sea with so large a body of troops in a disabled condition?
§ MR. CAINE
, in reply, said, the following telegram was received at 4.30:—A steamer has been reported nine miles south-west of Ballycotton Island, having all canvas set and an ensign flying. Admiral Lethbridge has gone, and taken with him the only tug in this port. It is not yet known whether it is the Poonah or not.