HC Deb 24 October 1912 vol 42 cc2388-9W

asked whether any Austrian or Italian armoured ships of the "Dreadnought" era have been commissioned for effective service with their respective fleets; and, if so, on what dates?


The Austro-Hungarian battleship "Viribus Unitis," commissioned on 6th October. The Italian battleship "Dante Alighieri," commissioned during the first week of September. In both cases the ships have been undergoing trials since commissioning, but we have no information as to whether they have yet joined their respective fleets.