HC Deb 14 July 1913 vol 55 cc898-9W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the particulars as to main armament given in the White Paper, No. 537, for the German "Kaiser" class are official; and whether any information is available as to the main armament of the seven later battleships and battle-cruisers now building which are included in that Return?


The particulars referred to appeared in the 1912 edition of "Nauticus" and in the February number of the "Marine-Rundschau" of that year. These publications, though not "official," are exceptionally well informed. The following particulars are taken from the "Marine-Rundschau" for July, 1913, and the 1913 "Nauticus":—

"Konig" Ten 12 inch.
"Grosser Kurfurst" Fourteen 5.9 inch.
"Ersatz Brandenburg"
"Ersatz Worth" Eight 15 inch.
"T." Sixteen 5.9 inch.
"Seydlitz" Ten 11 inch.
Twelve 5.9 inch.
"Derfllinger" Eight 12 inch.
Twelve 5.9 inch.