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Volume 220: debated on Monday 6 July 1874

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asked the honourable Member for Pembroke, If he can now give the name of the ship, with her net register tonnage, that was about to sail for China, whose uppermost deck was several inches amidships below the water?

in reply, said, that he had taken pains to trace the name of the vessel, and having ascertained it, he had communicated it to his hon. Friend the Member for Hull (Mr. Norwood) some days ago. He had no personal information as to her tonnage, but he had learnt from his hon. Friend that she was only about 100 tons gross register, and loaded with fuel. That she was about to proceed for China, and was in the condition he had described, he had no doubt.

explained that it was only his desire to avoid embroiling himself with the owners that had made him hesitate to give the steamer's name. If the House desired it, however, he should have no hesitation in giving her name. The vessel was the Fuh Li; but her register tonnage gave no sufficient idea of her size.