HC Deb 29 August 1887 vol 320 cc269-70

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, the original cost of Bermuda Dock, including expenses of delivery there; and the yearly cost of maintenance, including expenses of careening every three years; and if it is apprehended this cost will be increased from the difficulty of obtaining Native labour?

LORD CHARLES BERESFORD (A LORD of the ADMIRALTY) () (who replied) Marylebone, E.

said: the floating dock, with its caissons complete, cost £247, 589 5s. 7d., delivered afloat in the Thames. The dock was towed to Bermuda by certain of Her Majesty's ships during the summer of 1869. The charge of the dock was transferred from this Department to that of the Controller of the Navy in 1877; and the cost of maintenance for the last 10 years was £69,980 18s. 5d., the average per year being £6,998 1s. 10d.