HC Deb 10 November 1911 vol 30 c2038W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can give the dates on which the United States battleships "Texas," "Nevada," "New York," and "Oklahoma"; the Japanese battleship-cruisers "Haruna," "Kirishima," and "Hiyei"; the French battleships "France" and "Paris"; and the Austrian battleships of the "Viribus Unitis" class, now building, were first commenced on the slips?


The "Texas" was commenced in February, 1911, the "New York" in May, 1911, but the keel of the latter was not laid until 11th September. The date of the laying of the keel of the "Texas" is not known. The "Nevada" and "Oklahoma" have not yet been ordered. The "Haruna," "Kirishima," and "Hiyei" have not yet been laid down We have no official information regarding the "France," "Paris," or "Viribus Unitis" class.