HC Deb 21 February 1887 vol 311 c170
MR. P. M'DONALD (Sligo, N.)

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether the guardship Belleisle, now stationed in Kingstown Harbour, is to be removed this year to Chatham Docks for overhauling and repairs; and, if so, whether such repairs could be carried out in Dublin, Belfast, or Cork Dockyards; and, whether it is the intention of the Admiralty to replace the Belleisle, during the six months requisite for repairs by another warship, Kingstown being one of the chief naval stations in Ireland.


The Belleisle's repairs could not be carried out at either of the ports named. There is no intention of replacing the ship with another during her temporary absence, which will be about six weeks—not six months, as is anticipated in the Question.