HC Deb 05 March 1885 vol 295 c91

asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty, Whether, at the time that Admiral Lethbridge considered it safe to send off the transport Poonah from Queenstown to Portsmouth, he was aware of the warning in The Times of 18th instant giving notice of a severe cyclone travelling east northeast, and expected on the French and English coasts about the 22nd?


in reply, said, that when the Poonah left Queenstown, they were not aware of the storm warning that appeared. The Poonah left Queenstown at 10 A.M. on the 20th February, and the telegram giving notice of the storm did not reach Queenstown from the Meteorological Office until after the departure of the ship.