§ MR. WILLIAM ALLAN (Gateshead)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty what was the nature of the breakdown of machinery of H.M.S. "Hermes," necessitating her being towed into Kingston, Jamaica; and how long was she towed.
§ *MR. MACARTNEY
The telegraphic report which has been received does not state the cause of the breakdown, but defects are reported in the feed pump and springs, drain pipe joints of main steam pipes, and safety and non-return valves and boiler mountings. She was towed from Nassau to Port Royal.