THE EARL OF DUNRAVEN
asked Her Majesty's Government, What the maximum weight of coal the Impérieuse is now intended to carry, what is her full rate of speed at sea, and what is the average consumption of coal per hour at that speed?
§ LORD ELPHINSTONE (A LORD in WAITING)
said, that the maximum amount of coal the Impérieuse is intended to carry is 900 tons. The rate of speed for continuous steaming was 15½ knots per hour, which would involve the average consumption of 150 tons of coal per day. A speed of 10 knots per hour would involve an average consumption of 40 tons per day. He might remind the noble Earl that the same Question was put on April 28th last, on which occasion the same answer that he had now made was given.