HC Deb 21 July 1924 vol 176 c865

asked the Prime Minister the particulars concerning the replacement of British tonnage communicated to Paris, Tokio, Rome, and Washington, as required by the Washington Treaty?


I have been asked to reply. As the answer is rather long, I will, with the right hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

The reply is as follows:

The names of the British capital ships to be replaced by the two new ships, constituting the replacement tonnage, are:

The date of Governmental authorisation of replacement tonnage was 11th December, 1922. The keels of both the new capital ships were laid down on 28th December, 1922. The standard displacement, in tons and metric tons, of each new ship and the principal dimensions are as follows:
Standard displacement 35,000 tons.*
Length at waterline 702 feet.
Extreme beam 106 feet.
Mean draught at standard displacement 30 feet.
* 35,560 metric tons.