HC Deb 24 March 1885 vol 296 c381

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?


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.