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The Ashantee War—Question

Volume 218: debated on Tuesday 31 March 1874

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asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether any and what number of vessels loaded with arms and ammunition for the Ashantees were detained in British ports or captured off the Gold Coast by the British squadron?

The Admiralty is not aware of any vessels so laden having been detained in British ports, and no vessels were captured off' the Gold Coast. Four vessels—two British and two foreign—were for a short time detained for irregular proceedings in connection with the blockade.