HC Deb 07 March 1887 vol 311 cc1391-2
MR. HANBURY (Preston)

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, If he will state on whose application, recommendation, and responsibility Nordenfelt machine-guns have been manufactured for the Naval Department in considerable numbers during the last five years, in the face of the Report of the Committee of May 1881, which recommended Gardner guns in preference?


The Nordenfelt rifle-calibre machine-gun has been introduced into the Navy during the last two years on the application, recommendation, and responsibility of the professional officers of the Admiralty, as being, after careful trials, a superior weapon to the Gardner guns of the same nature recommended in the Report of the Committee of May, 1881.