§ 16. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what naval appropriations for new warship building have actually been passed by the United States Congress since the London Naval Conference?
No naval appropriations have been passed by the United States Congress since the London Naval Conference for warships not hitherto authorised. The United States Naval Estimates, however, which have been 1946 voted since the London Naval Conference include about $49,000,000 for the laying down or continued building of new warships. This includes money for the laying of the keels in 1930 subsequent to the Conference, of five 10,000 ton 8-inch cruisers, in addition to the ten 8-inch cruisers already built and building, two submarines and one aircraft carrier.