HC Deb 17 February 1932 vol 261 cc1626-7
28. Lieut.-Commander AGNEW

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the dates upon which the three cruisers of the 1930 naval construction programme were laid down; what is the present state of construction of these ships; and whether work upon them is still being continued?


The cruisers "Achilles," "Neptune" and "Orion" were laid down on the 11th June, 24th September and 26th September, 1931, respectively. Work is proceeding normally on all three vessels with a view to the "Achilles" being launched in September, 1932, and the "Neptune" and "Orion" early in 1933.