§ 4. Lord C. BERESFORD
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the Houlder Line steamship "La Correntina," which was sunk by the "Kronprinz Wilhelm," was armed for purposes of self defence; and whether, although she was armed with 4.7-inch guns, she had no ammunition on board?
§ 6. Sir C. KINLOCH - COOKE
asked whether the "Karlsruhe" ran into the British steamer "La Correntina," which was armed but without ammunition; and can he say whether she was one of the ships taken over by the Admiralty, or explain the reason why, seeing that the ship was armed with two 3-inch guns, no ammunition was on board?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The carrying of ammunition before the war by merchant ships armed in self defence raised a good 698 many difficult questions which were being gradually adjusted. In a few cases the supply had not been actually placed on board. The "Correntina" was one of these.