HC Deb 23 January 1902 vol 101 cc665-6

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether H.M.S. "Glory" took 57 days to steam to Hong Kong from Portsmouth; whether five of her water-tube boilers were disabled; and whether her chief engineer has been invalided home; and can he say how long H.M.S. "Centurion," with ordinary cylindrical boilers, took to steam home.


H.M.S. "Glory" took 56 days on her passage from Portsmouth to Hong Kong. She proceeded at the prescribed rate, and on her arrival at Hong Kong her boilers were in good condition. The chief engineer of the ship is returning home, but has not been invalided. The passage of H.M.S. "Centurion" occupied 48 days. The rate of steaming was prescribed by the Admiral recently Commanding in Chief on the China Station, who was returning home on the vessel.