THE EARL OF CAMPERDOWN
said, that since the subject of turret-ships had been under discussion on Thursday last, he had communicated with his right hon. Friend the First Lord of the Admiralty. He was now able to lay on the table the letter addressed by the Admiralty to Admiral Sir James Hope, and also his reply, expressing approval of the proposed new turret-ships. With 571 regard to a Question put by the noble Duke (the Duke of Somerset) he was able to state that the 25-ton guns intended for the Monarch and Captain had been proved with charges of 83½ lbs. of gunpowder, of which two rounds were fired, the weight of the projectiles each time being 580 pounds.
§ The noble Lord then laid on the table Correspondence respecting New Designs for Armour-clad Ships. (No. 52.)