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Thursday, 29 April 1915

Senator McDOUGALL asked the Minister of Defence, upon notice -

1.   What was the cost of launching the Derwent?

2.   What was the cost of launching the Warregof

3.   Was machinery imported specially for the construction of the turbines for the next cruiser to be built at Cockatoo Dockyard?

4.   Has said machinery been erected?

5.   Has the management recommended that said turbines should be imported?

6.   Has the Naval Board indorsed said recommendation ?

7.   Is it not a fact that machinery is available and mechanics trained to use same at Cockatoo Dockyard?

8.   If bo, what is the explanation of the action of the Naval Board in indorsing the recommendation to import the turbines?

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