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USE OF AUSTRALIAN COAL IN HER MAJESTY'S SHIPS.
“ Pelorus ” at Sydney, 20 June 1862. In continuation of the report respecting the use of Australian coal on board Her Majesty's ships which I had the honour to address to their Lordships on the 16th ultimo (No. 29), I forward a plan of the boilers, furnaces, &c., of the steamer “Wonga Wonga,” the property of the Australasian Steam Navigation Company, a vessel which has been constantly running on this coast between Sydney and Melbourne during the last four years, and in which Australian coal has been invariably and advantageously consumed.
I have, &c.
(signed) F. Beauchamp Seymour, The Secretary of the Admiralty,
Commodore. &c. &c. &c.
Memorandum. In November last a set of new boilers to burn Australian coal was ordered to be made for Her Majesty's ship “ Falcon,” a 100 horse-power sloop.
RETURN to an Order of the Honourable The House of Commons,
dated 2 March 1863 ;-for,
An AMENDED RETURN "of all Trials of Coal at Woolwich and PortsMOUTH DOCKYARDS,
between the 1st day of April 1858 and the 31st day of March 1862; specifying the Description of Coal, Evaporative Power, Amount of Ash, Clinker, and Smoke respectively in continuation of Parliamentary Paper, No. 375, of Session 1858).”
C. H. PENNELL,
REPORT of Trials of Coals at WOOLWICH DOCKYARD, between the 1st of April 1858, and
the 31st March 1862.