Punch,  34 (1858), 249.

A Go at the Gunboats



News-Commentary, Drollery


Military Technology, Commerce, Government

    Following a report in the Hampshire Telegraph, attacks the government for wasting money on a useless scheme for preserving gunboats by hauling them high above water and then launching them when needed. Laments the slowness of the launching operation and thinks that the Admiralty deserves a 'good coal hauling'.

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