§ 18. Viscount CURZON
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what are the designed speeds of the latest types of light cruisers in the United States of America, British, Japanese, French and Italian navies?
§ Mr. AMMON
As the reply is in tabular form, I will, with the Noble Lord's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
2307 The reply is as follows:
— — Designed Speed. British Empire … … Emerald Class (completing) … … 33 knots. Hawkins Class … … 30 to 30.5 knots. U.S.A. … … Omaha Class … … 33 knots. Japan … … 10,000 ton type … … Not definitely known, but believed to be 32 knots. 7,100 ton type … … Kuma Class … … 33 knots. Yubari … … 33 knots. France … … Duguay-Trouin (building) … … 34 knots. Metz (ex-enemy) … … 28 knots. Italy … … Marsala … … 28 knots. Brindisi (ex-Austrian) … … 27 knots.
§ 19. Viscount CURZON
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how many cruisers and submarines, respectively, have been added to the Navies of the United States of America, Japan, Great Britain, and France since 1914; what are the totals in each case on the
|—||No. on 1st April, 1914.||No. completed since 1st April, 1914.||No. removed since 1st April, 1914.||No. on the effective list 12th Mar., 1924.||No. on the effective list 1st April, 1929.|
|* This number does not include any vessels over 15 years' service in the case of light cruisers, or 10 years in the case of submarines, which it may be necessary to retain on the list for any special purpose. (In calculating the service of British light cruisers and submarines one year's war service counts as two years' normal service.)|
|† Over 20 years old.|
|‡ Plus such cruisers that may be authorised and completed.|
|6 (France) are now Projected but not authorised.|
|8 (U.S.A.) are now Projected but not authorised.|
|§ Ex-enemy handed over to France.|
|║ Over 15 years old.|
|¶ Plus such S/Ms. that may be authorised and completed.|
|39 (France) are projected but not authorised.|
§ effective list of each country to-day; and what will be the position in 1929?
§ Following is the reply:2309
§ 23. Mr. STAMFORD
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if he will furnish particulars showing the number of battleships, battle cruisers, cruisers, light cruisers, and submarines in the fleets of Great Britain, the United States of America, Japan, France and Italy, omitting obsolete ships, and distinguishing ships both built and building in all classes?
§ The reply is as follows:
|—||Battleships.||Battle Cruisers.||Cruisers and Lt. Cruisers.||Submarines.|
|* 6 authorised but not yet laid down.|
|† 20 authorised but not yet laid down.|
|‡ 12 authorise I but not yet laid down.|
|§ 2 have been ordered and will be laid down shortly.|
|║ 4 authorised but not yet laid down.|