§ MR. WILLIAM ALLAN
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, whether he can state the nature of the breakdown of the machinery of H.M.S. "Furious," which necessitated her return to Sheerness.
§ MR. ARNOLD-FORSTER
The "Furious" commenced the full power trial of her machinery on the 5th inst. The trial was abandoned on account of the giving out of the high pressure Cylinder cover joints. The ship did return to Sheerness. The trial was carried out on the following day, and the "Furious" proceeded to Devonport.