§ MR. CAREW(for Mr. JOHN REDMOND,) Waterford
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty what was the original cost, exclusive of armament, of H.M.S. Sultan; the sum paid on account of salvage services to that vessel up to her arrival in Portsmouth Harbour; and the probable cost of again placing the vessel in condition as an effective part of the Navy?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. FORWOOD,) Lancashire, Ormskirk
The original cost of the Sultan, exclusive of armament, was £374,777. The sum paid on account of salvage services amounted to £55,260. The cost of repair of the damage sustained by the accident cannot be separated from the expenditure that may be incurred in fitting modern engines and boilers, and the estimates for this work have not yet been completed.