§ LORD CHARLES BERESFORD (Marylebone, E.)
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether any information has arrived with reference to the reported bursting of a Nordenfelt gun on board H.M.S. Albatross; and, whether the accident was due to carelessness or faulty manufacture in the gun?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. HIBBERT) (Oldham)
It was reported, by telegram received from China on March 26, that the accident to the Nordenfelt gun on board the Albatross was the result of carelessness, and did not arise from any defect in the gun.