HC Deb 11 April 1927 vol 205 c29

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he can give the cost of construction and tonnage of the largest British aircraft carrier in service or under construction, and the annual cost of maintenance and repair, and the same figures for a representative modern aircraft carrier of 6,000 tons?

The FIRST LO RD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Bridgeman)

The answer to the first part of the question is

  • Cost, £4,617,636.
  • Tonnage, 22,600.
  • Annual Maintenance Charge, £408,000 (including about £130,000 for maintenance of Royal Air Force personnel and aircraft).
As regards the second part of the question, a ship of 6,000 tons could not be a representative modern aircraft carrier.