§ 70. Mr. BURGOYNE
asked if the armoured ships "Valiant," "Barham," and "Malayan" have yet been laid down; if so, on what dates; when it is anticipated that they will, respectively, be launched; and what are the contract dates for completion?
§ The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Churchill)
"Valiant" was laid down on the 31st January, 1913; it is expected 418 she will be launched about December next and completed by the end of January, 1915. "Barham" was laid down on 24th February, 1913; it is expected she will be launched about February, 1914, and completed by the end of January, 1915. As regards "Malayan," which has not yet been laid down, it is not yet possible to name estimated dates.