HC Deb 16 December 1912 vol 45 c1088
60. Mr. FRED HALL (Dulwich)

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will state what would be the combined strength in 1915 of battleships and battle cruisers of the "Dreadnought," or improved class, of the fleets of Germany, Austria, and Italy, on the one hand., and of Great Britain, France, and Russia, on the other, if the present shipbuilding programmes of the respective countries were adhered to?


Taking the middle of 1915, the figures asked for are as follows:—

Germany 23
Italy 6
Austria-Hungary. 7
Total 36
Great Britain 37
France 12
Russia 4
Total 53
In the figures for Great Britain, the "New Zealand" is included, but not the "Australia," and no account is taken of Canadian and Malayan ships. The "Lord Nelsons" and "Radetskys" are counted as "Dreadnoughts" as well as the "Dantons."