asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether H.M.S. Garnet is now undergoing extensive repairs at Bermuda; what is the nature and estimated cost of those repairs; whether the Garnet was fitted out for service in the West Indies at the end of 1882, at a cost of £15,000; and, whether the efficiency of ships of the Garnet type is such as to render the expenditure of such sums upon their maintenance advisable?
§ MR. CAINE
Her Majesty's ship Garnet is not undergoing extensive repairs at Bermuda. The only repairs which have been authorized are estimated to cost £127. The Garnet was fitted out for service in 1882 at a cost of £15,000. Ships of the Garnet type are efficient, and such as to justify the expenditure incurred for their maintenance.