HC Deb 19 July 1909 vol 8 c5
Lord BALCARRES (for Mr. Ashley)

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if the disposition of capital ships for the Review of 20th July, as shown upon the Admiralty chart of 24th June, has been or will be modified in any way?

The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. McKenna)

Except for the "Corn-wallis," which is absent giving leave prior to refit, the disposition of the battleships and cruisers is as shown on the chart.

Lord BALCARRES (for Mr. Ashley)

asked how many battleships, armoured cruisers, other cruisers, scouts and destroyers will be assembled in the Thames on 20th July; and how many of each class were laid down since 1st April, 1906?


Twenty-three battleships, 16 armoured cruisers, eight other cruisers (excluding the "Blake" and "Blenheim"), four scouts, 48 destroyers. Of these, three battleships, one armoured cruiser and three destroyers were laid down since 1st April, 1906.