HC Deb 06 July 1909 vol 7 cc1171-2W
Captain CRAIG

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that there has been considerable delay in the construction of the Home destroyers on the stocks in the Clyde because of constant changes in design, and whether, even yet, the contractors are waiting for certain details from the Admiralty in order to get on with the work; whether he can state how many destroyers are so affected and can he give the dates on which they were laid down, and the approximate dates on which it is expected they will be completed?


The reply to the first part of the question is in the negative. The eight destroyers building on the Clyde are:—

Laid down. Date for Completion.
"Beagle" 17th Mar., 1909 June, 1910
"Bulldog" 30th Mar 1909 Aug., 1910
"Foxhound" 1st April, 1909 Aug., 1910
"Grasshopper" 17th April, 1909 Aug., 1910
"Mosquito" 22nd April 1909 Aug., 1910
"Scorpion" 3rd May, 1909 Aug., 1910
"Pincher" 20th May 1909 Sept., 1910
"Rattlesnake" 29th April,1909 Sept., 1910