HC Deb 23 September 1909 vol 11 c815W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if the contracts for the 20 torpedo destroyers in this year's Naval Estimates have been placed; if so, will he state the names of the contracting firms and the number of vessels allotted to each, respectively; and at what dates the vessels are to be delivered to the Admiralty?


Orders for these vessels have been provisionally placed as follows:—

Messrs. Thornycroft 4
Messrs. Hawthorn, Leslie, and Co. 3
Messrs. J. S. White 3
Messrs. J. Brown 3
The Fairfield Company 3
Messrs. Denny Brothers 2
Messrs. Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson 1
Messrs. Inglis 1

The dates for delivery are not finally settled.