HC Deb 29 March 1909 vol 3 c14

I desire to ask the right hon. Gentleman whether the British small cruisers of the "Boadicea" class now completing or under construction will have an armament of six 4-inch guns to the 10 or 12 4.2-inch guns carried by German cruisers of approximately the same date, size, and speed?


The smaller type of cruisers of the "Boadicea" class have the armament stated, and are smaller than the German cruisers mentioned or than the "Bristol" class.