§ 14. Mr. LOUIS SMITH
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the orders which will be placed in Sheffield as a result of the alteration of the naval construction programme?
Apart from the contracts for the ships and their machinery included in the programmes direct contracts are placed by the Admiralty for the necessary equipment such as guns, gun mountings, armour plate and shell, and it may be anticipated that Sheffield will benefit to an appreciable extent in this connection. The shipbuilders and engine builders who may succeed in getting contracts will also have requirements for steel forgings, some of which sub-contracts will doubtless be placed in Sheffield.
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|R.N. College, Dartmouth||…||…||3 years 8 months||—||—|
|H.M.S. "Erebus"||…||…||—||1 year||—|
|Afloat, as Cadet||…||…||8 months||—||—|
|Afloat, as Midshipman||…||…||2 years 4 months||2 years 4 months||—|
|Shore Course at Greenwich||…||…||6 months||6 months||3 months.|
|Technical Courses at Home Ports||…||…||7 months||7 months||7½ months.|