§ MR. CHARLES DEVLIN (Galway)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he can state the number of His Majesty's cruisers visiting Galway Harbour during the past twelve months; and whether the harbour was visited during the year by foreign cruisers.
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. PRETYMAN,) Suffolk, Woodbridge
His Majesty's cruisers "Good Hope," "Drake," "Hogue," "Sutlej," and four destroyers were at Galway on 30th July, 1903, during His Majesty's visit to Ireland; and His Majesty's cruiser "Hawke" visited Galway in May, 1903. H.M. 1020 Gunboat "Skipjack" also visited Oranmore, near Galway, in December, 1903. The only foreign war vessel that has been reported as visiting Galway since the 1st January, 1903, is the French first class protected cruiser "Guichen," which was sent to search for the missing French transport "La Vienne" on the West-Coast of Ireland. She put in at Galway on the 23rd January last, and left that port on the 25th of the same month.
§ [No answer was returned].