§ DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether his attention has been directed to the obstruction caused by the position of the present guard ship Triumph stationed in Cork Harbour; whether he is aware that, in swinging at change of tides, the ship obstructs the entire channel; and why she is not moored in that part of the harbour known as the Man-of-War Roads, instead of the narrowest portion of the river near the town of Cove?
§ LORD G. HAMILTON
The Triumph is so moored as to leave a sufficient passage for navigation on either side, whichever way she swings, and no com- 1656 plaints have been made either to the Admiralty or the Naval Authorities at Queenstown on the subject. There are serious objections to mooring the ship in the Man-of-War Roads, and as the present arrangement has been agreed to by the Cork Harbour Commissioners, I see no reason at present for any change.