HC Deb 16 April 1847 vol 91 c872

, pursuant to notice, asked whether the Admiralty had issued an order relative to suspending the construction of 72-gun ships, and whether that order had been subsequently withdrawn, and another made for continuing the building of them?


said, that in 1844 an order was issued to suspend the construction of the Aboukir, the Exmouth, and the Princess Royal: the works were not resumed in 1845 and 1846; but in the programme of 1846–7 those ships were included, and it was directed that the Aboukir should be advanced to a certain stage of completion. No other order was given, and the works proceeded until they were suspended by the Admiralty order of March, 1847. They were now again proceeding.

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