HC Deb 07 May 1883 vol 279 c27

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, If he will state the number of ironclad vessels building in the private yards of this Country for Foreign Powers, their size, probable armament, and the dates on which they will probably be completed?


We are aware of only one ship, of 5,700 tons displacement, being built in this country for a foreign Power. She is well advanced, and I understand that another ship of the same character has been recently ordered.