§ MR. HANBURY (Preston)
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, What is the number and description of the cruisers of Her Majesty's Navy exclusively engaged in the suppression of the slave traffic along the East Coast of Africa and on the Red Sea?
§ THE FIRST LORD (Lord GEORGE HAMILTON) (Middlesex, Ealing)
There are one corvette, two sloops, and three gun vessels employed on the East Coast of Africa and in the Red Sea. These ships are there for the general work of the Station, and cannot be described as exclusively engaged in the suppression 881 of the slave traffic; though they are provided with the necessary warrants to enable them to act whenever occasion requires in the suppression of the Slave Trade. In addition to the above there are three vessels, usually employed in the Persian Gulf and on the Arabian Coast, which assist in the suppression of the Slave Trade?