HC Deb 25 July 1910 vol 19 cc1743-4

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether names have yet been allotted to the cruiser-battleships building for the Commonwealth and the Dominion of New Zealand; when it is proposed to call for tenders for the construction of the destroyers to he utilised for service in New Zealand waters; and to what general type this unit will belong?

The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. McKenna)

The vessels will be named "Australia" and "New Zealand" respectively. The reply to the second part of the question is October next, and to the third part, the same type as the 1910–11 British torpedo-boat destroyers.


Can the right hon. Gentleman inform me what name it is proposed to give the battleship of the King Edward Class at the present named "New Zealand"?


No, Sir. It would be premature at the present moment to discuss the question?