HC Deb 05 April 1898 vol 56 cc218-9
COLONEL J. M. DENNY (Kilmarnock, Burghs)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the military stores for East Africa were transhipped at Aden, or whether they were sent direct to the Protectorate; and, if so, would he dive the names of the steamers by which these stores were shipped during the last financial year?


Such of the stores for East Africa as have been conveyed in steamers of the British India Company have been transhipped at Aden into their own vessels. All the remainder have been conveyed direct in specially chartered British-owned steamers, the names of which (during the year 1897–98) have been Haddon Hall, Holywell, Inchmaree, Inchmona, Leitrim, Kirklee, Kirkhill, Dunblane, Minerva.