§ Mr. BURGOYNE
asked the dates upon which the "Hercules," "Orion," and "Lion" are to be launched; and when it is anticipated the "St. Vincent," "Collingwood," "Neptune," and "Indefatigable" will be commissioned?
§ Mr. McKENNA
The "Hercules" is to be launched on 10th May next. No date has yet been fixed for the "Orion." As I stated last month, in reply to a question in this House, the "Lion" is to be launched next August. The "Collingwood" is due to be commissioned on the 19th of this month, and the "St. Vincent" on 3rd May. The dates for the other two ships have not yet been decided.