HC Deb 27 June 1910 vol 18 cc663-4

asked the dates upon which the German battleships "Nassau," "Westfalen," "Rheinland," and "Posen" were commissioned for trial and for service, respectively, with the fleet after final acceptance by the authorities; and how long these vessels have taken to build from the date of laying the keel to the date of commissioning for service with the fleet?


The following are the dates and times asked for:—

Commissioned for trials—

"Nassau" October, 1909
"Westfalen" November, 1909
"Rheinland" April, 1910
"Posen" May, 1910

Joined the High Sea Fleet—

"Nassau" & "West-falen" 3rd May, 1910
"Rheinland" & "Posen" Not yet joined

Time from laying keel to joining High Sea Fleet—

"Nassau" & "West-falen" 33 months