HC Deb 26 October 1932 vol 269 cc958-9
10. Commander MARSDEN

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the dates of laying down of each of the ships for His Majesty's Navy authorised for the 1931 building programme, and their probable date of completion


The dates on which a few small craft were laid down were given to my hon. and gallant Friend in my answer of 29th June. A China river gunboat, the "Sandpiper," was laid down on the 25th August, 1932. The probable date of her completion is June, 1933. The orders for the remaining ships of the 1931 programme are now being placed and all the ships will have been ordered by the middle of November. The dates for laying down have not yet been determined, but the probable dates of completion are:

Cruisers—Spring of 1935.

Flotilla Leader, Destroyers and Submarines—Autumn of 1934.

Sloops—Summer of 1934.