HC Deb 21 June 1933 vol 279 cc744-5

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the Submarine "Grampus," which is mentioned on page 328 of the current Navy Estimates as to be built at Chatham Dockyard, has yet been laid down, or whether there has been any change in the programme of submarine construction?

The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Sir Bolton Eyres Monsell)

Owing to slight changes in design, the "Grampus" has not yet been laid down, and will not be proceeded with until later in the year. In view of this, however, one of the submarines of the "Swordfish" class, included in the 1933 programme, is being brought forward and put in hand immediately, at Chatham Yard.