HC Deb 24 July 1912 vol 41 cc1144-5

asked how many battleships were completed for the British and German fleets, respectively, from 1899 to 1905, inclusive; and how many from and including 1906 to the present time?


The number of battleships completed for the British Navy during the periods in question is as follows:—

1899–1905, inclusive 27
1906 to present time 18

The Germany figures are:—
1899–1905, inclusive 14
1906 to present time 14

It ought, I think, to be added that from 1906 to the present time, in addition to the number of battleships already given as completed, five "Dreadnought" cruisers have been completed for the British Navy and three for the German Navy, in which three I include one now undergoing trials.