The deck cargo of the "Egyptian Prince" consisted of cases and crates of sulphuric and acetic acid two pigs, one coop of fowls, and one dog. The cases and crates of acid were lost overboard on the 26th December, during a hurricane in the vicinity of Ushant. Deck fittings were damaged, including poop rails, stanchions, hand-wheel box and gratings. Several bulwark stanchions were bent.
Mr. FRED HALL
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether that is not damage that might be expected to happen to any ship passing through such weather at that part of the year?