§ CAPTAIN DONELAN (Cork, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that the ship Discovery, which arrived at Haulbowline on the 29th ultimo with a steam pinnace on board for Government use, had to proceed to Cork to unship it owing to the defective condition of the crane at that dockyard; and whether a suitable steam crane will be included in the machinery about to be erected at Haulbowline?
THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Sir U. KAY-SHUTTLE-WORTH,) Lancashire, Clitheroe
The crane in the yard at Haulbowline was not powerful enough to lift the launch of the Discovery. Among other machinery proposals shortly to be considered at the Admiralty is one for a crane of greater strength at Haulbowline.