HC Deb 21 May 1914 vol 62 c2149W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether orders have yet been placed for the two accelerated battleships of the present programme; what is the period of construction upon which tenders were placed; and what date is asked for for delivery to the naval authorities?


The provisional orders for these two ships have been placed with a view to completion at the earliest practicable date, which, it is hoped, will be not later than the autumn of 1916.