§ SIR WILLIAM ALLAN (Gateshead)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty a Question, of which I have given him private notice—viz., What is the nature of the Belleville boiler explosion on H.M.S. "Good Hope"; how many men were injured thereby; and the extent of their injuries.
§ *THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. ARNOLD-FORSTER,) Belfast, W.
According to the information received up to the present time, the accident on the "Good Hope" was due to the giving way of the anchor bolt in one of the elements of the boilers, thus allowing the lower part of the boiler to lift and the steam to escape. I regret to say that Engineer Sub-Lieutenant James Webber, Acting Engine-Room Artificer Russell Rendall, and four stokers were injured. Engine-Room Artificer Rendall and William Devonshire, leading stoker, have since died.