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Defence - Statement of Schemes for Commonwealth Naval Defence


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THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

D E F E N C E .

STATEMENT OF SCHEMES

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COMMONWEALTH NAVAL DEFENCE.

Presented by Command; ordered by the House to be printed, 27th September, 1906.

[Coai o f Paper.—Preparation, not given ; 90C copies ; approximate cost of printing and publishing, £1 6s.J

Printed and Published for the G o v e r n m e n t of the C o h m o n w e a m h of A u s t r a l ia , b y J . K e m p , Acting Government Printer for the State of Victoria. N o . 8 4 .—F . 10839.

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Vessels. Tons each. Knots. W ar Complement. M ilitia. M aintenance Cost P.A . Capital Cost, spread over five years.

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Captain Creswell, June, 1905, 3 cruiser destroyers ... 3,000 25 600 575 38,760 840,000

and October, 1905 16 torpedo boat destroyers ... 550 26 1,120 980 61,680 800,000

5 1st class torpedo boats ... 205 25 160 100 12,140 100,000

8 Cud class torpedo boats ... 7 18 80 65 7,420 28,000

Totals ... ... 32 1,960 1,720 120,000 1,768,000

Captain Creswell, August, 1906 3 ocean destroyers ... 800 30 27,050 420.000

16 destroyers, river class ... 550 26 61,680 1,280,000

5 1 st class torpedo boats ... 200 25 12,140 150,000

Totals ... ... 24 100,870 1,850,000

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Naval Officers Committee, Sep- 3 ocean-going destroyers ... 1,300 33 832 1,128 167,970 690,000 tember, 1906 1 ocean-going destroyer ... 800 30 160,000 16 coastal destroyers . 5.50 26 1,280,000 4 1st class torpedo boats ... 157 25 120,000Totals ... ... 24 vessels. 2,250,000