MR. GIBSON BOWLES (Lynn Regis)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether H.M.S. Sharpshooter has been tried since she was fitted with the French Belleville water-tube boilers: and, if so, with what results as regards her boilers and engines?
SIR U. KAY-SHUTTLEWORTH
The Sharpshooter has just commenced her trials, and so far has been tried in the basin only. The results are quite satisfactory.