§ SIR SEYMOUR KING (Hull, Central)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether it is in contemplation to withdraw H.M.S. Galatea from the Humber; and, if so, whether the Admiralty will reconsider the matter in view of the importance of maintaining a guard ship in the third port of the kingdom?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. G. J. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square
There is no intention to permanently withdraw the guardship from the Humber. The Galatea will return to her station after she has undergone the usual examination in dock.