HC Deb 13 August 1901 vol 99 c596
MR. MANSFIELD (Lincolnshire, Spalding)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether, with reference to the return of the new royal yacht to Portsmouth, he can give particulars of her defects and state what the Admiralty propose to do with the yacht.


The Admiralty is not aware of any defects in the royal yacht. It is proposed to use the vessel for the purpose for which she was designed—namely, as a yacht for the use of His Majesty the King. I may add that during her recent voyage to Flushing and back the conduct of the ship was in every way satisfactory.