§ LORD COLVILLE OF CULROSS
Seeing the noble Lord who represents 1618 the Admiralty in his place, I wish to ask whether he can give the House any information as to the condition of Her Majesty's ship Sultan?
§ LORD ELPHINSTONE
We received the following telegram at the Admiralty this afternoon:—Malta, 1.30.—Heavy north-east gale, with high sea, forced Sultan off rock. She sank at 11.45. Upper works visible above water. No loss of life. Ships returning into harbour.That is really, my Lords, all the information we have. We are anxiously waiting despatches, but at present we have no fresh information.