HC Deb 06 April 1894 vol 22 c1510
MR. HANBURY (Preston)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty what information he can give to the House as to the results of trials of armour-piercing shot manufactured by a Sheffield firm, 9.2 inches in diameter, and weighing 380 lbs. each, which are stated to have passed entirely through a 14-inch compound plate, and then through 4 feet of oak backing into a heap of sand in the rear, without any practical damage to the shot itself; whether the Freneh projectiles have given similarly good results; and whether the Admiralty will in all cases give the preference to warlike stores of Home manufacture?


This is a question which should be addressed to the War Office.


But a portion of the projectiles I refer to, which was obtained from French sources, were required by the Admiralty?


No part of the projectiles referred to in the question were bought by the Admiralty.