The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 72
The British Navy
The British Navy.
The Navy List shows that (exclusive of coast-guard ships and some thirty other smaller vessels employed in harbour duties), Great Britain possesses 560 war vessels of all kinds. Many of these are battle-ships of the first order and newest construction, formidably armed with great quick-firing guns of precision and long range. These vessels mount over 2,500 guns.
There are now, says a recent report, being built in the United Kingdom 40 war vessels—16 in Royal dockyards, and 23 in private yards. The tonnage of the 17 amounts to 82,420 tons, that of the 23 to 13,055 tons. Four of the vessels are for foreign States.