HC Deb 02 August 1905 vol 150 c1337

I beg to ask the Lord-Advocate, having regard to the fast that the Fishery Board cruiser "Norna" was recently sold for £550 owing to the size and design of the vessel not being adapted to face the rough weather which fishery cruisers have to face in superintending the fisheries, will he state in what year this vessel was purchased, and at what cost; was the vessel built to the order of the Fishery Board; and, if not, will he state who recommended her purchase, and under what circumstances she was passed as suitable for the services of the Board.


The "Norna" was built in the commencement of the year 1898 at a cost of £2,350; she was built to the order of the Fishery Board, as it had been decided to try a boat of this type for sea police duty.