HC Deb 27 November 1893 vol 18 c1792
SIR F. SEAGER HUNT (Maryle-bone, W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the Admiralty will consider the advisability of replacing by modern cruisers the Boadicea, flagship in the East Indies, and the Raleigh, flagship on the Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa station, both being unarmoured, deficient in speed, and armed with muzzle-loading guns?


I think the House will feel that the whole subject of the distribution of Her Majesty's ships at the various naval stations is one which should be left to the responsibility of the Board of Admiralty. I can only assure the hon. Gentleman that they will, in due course, announce their arrangements for the relief of the ships to which he refers.