HC Deb 13 March 1962 vol 655 c147W
Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty what he estimates will be the approximate cost of building H.M.S. "Dreadnought" and operating her for one year.

Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing

It is not the practice to disclose the building costs of vessels which have not been accepted into service. Only experience will show the size of such important elements of running cost as fuel and refits; but the annual cost of the crew is likely to be rather more than £100,000.

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