HC Deb 27 February 1924 vol 170 cc447-8
25. Viscount CURZON

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty when it is expected that the uncompleted ships of the "Hawkins" and "Emerald" classes will be completed; and how long these ships have been under construction?


The uncompleted ships are "Frobisher," "Effingham," "Emerald" and "Enterprise." I will, with the Noble Lord's permission, circulate the details in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Viscount CURZON

May we take it that the construction of these ships is to be pressed forward with all possible speed? Has not one of them been under construction for several years?


We will give consideration to that question.

The details promised are as follow:

"Frobisher," laid down in August, 1916. Due to complete about the end of June next.

"Effingham," laid down in April, 1917. Due to complete about March, 1925.

"Enterprise," laid down in June, 1018. Due to complete about July, 1925.

"Emerald," laid down in September, 1918. Due to complete about March, 1925.