HC Deb 28 March 1898 vol 55 c1058
SIR UGHTRED KAY-SHUTTLE-WORTH (Lancashire, N.E., Clitheroe)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can now make a statement as to the placing of the orders for the four armoured cruisers of the Cressy class, which he described to the House in July last in proposing the Additional Estimate of £500,000; and, in particular, can he give the names of the contractors and the contract date for the delivery of each ship at one of Her Majesty's dockyards?


Tenders from the following firms for the four armoured cruisers of the Cressy class were accepted, subject to certain conditions, on the 23rd inst.—namely, Fairfield Company, two, one to be delivered in 30 months, the other in 33 months; Vickers, Sons, and Maxim, one, in 33 months; Clydebank and Company, one, in 30 months.