§ SIR JOHN COLOMB (Great Yarmouth)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, what was the number and what the aggregate tonnage 1375 of vessels employed in transporting the Military expedition to Ashanti, and what was the total strength of all arms and all ranks of the Military force carried by that number of ships and that aggregate tonnage?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
The portion of the Ashanti Expedition which did not go by the ordinary weekly packets consisted of 788 officers and men, who were conveyed in two transports of an aggregate capacity of 8,862 tons gross and 5,511 tons net. In addition to the officers and men, the two transports conveyed a large quantity of stores, including ammunition, clothing, and provisions.