HC Deb 12 February 1891 vol 350 cc494-5
MR. GOURLEY (Sunderland)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty to be good enough to inform the House of the nature of the Report (official or otherwise) received from Her Majesty's cruiser Mohawk since her arrival at Las Palmas; whether it is true that she is described as being top-heavy and very uncomfortable in a sea way, owing to which all hands were turned out for two nights in succession on the passage; "that the gangways were carried away, and the boats stove in;" that there were two feet of water in the steerage, whilst the pumps had to be kept going an entire day, the vessel at the time heeling 45 degrees; and whether, in face of this, it is intended to reduce the top-weight of cruisers of this class now under the course of construction?


No Report has been received from Her Majesty's ship Mohawk since reaching Las Palmas. If anything unusual or exception had occurred on the voyage there, it would have been reported. No cruisers of this class are being built.