HC Deb 26 February 1891 vol 350 cc1698-9

In the absence of the First Lord of the Admiralty, I will postpone until Monday my question whether any of the seven torpedo gunboats of the Salamander class have yet succeeded in doing their trial speed of 21 knots; and whether the 18 torpedo gunboats, described as sister ships of the Salamander, and also stated to have a speed of 21 knots, are expected to realise that speed.