HC Deb 17 February 1914 vol 58 cc785-6W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many dirigible airships the Government now has; how many are under construction by the Government and how many by contractors; and if he anticipates that any of these dirigibles will be capable of accompanying the fleets and manœuvring with them this next summer?


There are fifteen dirigible airships built, building, or or- dered at the present time for the Naval Wing. The majority will be ready for service with the fleets when required during the next year. I should prefer not to be more precise.