HC Deb 25 March 1913 vol 50 c1485W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what was the total capital cost and what is the annual cost of maintenance and pay of the floating docks at Portsmouth, Harwich, Dover, and Sheerness, and in the Medway?


Separate docks have not been constructed for both Dover and Sheerness, the dock now at Sheerness being ultimately intended for Dover. The total capital cost of the floating dock at Portsmouth was £268,745. Final figures as to the cost of the remaining three docks are not yet available, but the following estimates may be taken as approximately accurate: Harwich, £28,801; Dover (dock temporarily at Sheerness), £24,242; Medway, £278,116. All of these docks are new, and pending further experience it is not possible to say what will be the annual cost of maintenance.