HC Deb 24 October 1912 vol 42 c2387W

asked on what dates it is proposed to commission the "King George V.," "Centurion," "Queen Mary," "Princess Royal," "Conqueror," "New Zealand," and "Australia," and the reason for any probable delays?


The "Princess Royal" is the only one of these ships as yet ordered to be commissioned, the date proposed being the end of November. The latest estimate of the date of completion for the others is as follows: "King George V.," February, 1913; "Centurion," April, 1913; "Queen Mary," June, 1913; "Conqueror," November, 1912; "New Zealand," January, 1913; "Australia," April, 1913. With regard to the question of delay, it is not considered expedient to give details of the reasons whilst the ships are still uncompleted.