H.M.S. "Bulwark"

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th June 1948.

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Photo of Commander Harry Pursey Commander Harry Pursey , Kingston upon Hull East 12:00 am, 16th June 1948

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty when the aircraft carrier now building at Messrs. Harland and Wolff's Yard, Belfast, will be launched.

Mr. Dugdale:

H.M.S. "Bulwark," a Light Fleet Carrier, will be launched on Tuesday, 22nd June, 1948, by Her Excellency the Countess Granville, at the shipbuilding and engineering works of Messrs. Harland and Wolff Limited, Belfast. H.M.S. "Bulwark" embodies all the features described when the launching of H.M.S. "Centaur," her sister ship, was announced in reply to a Question by the hon. Member for the Queen's University of Belfast (Professor Savory) on 16th April, 1947.

Photo of Mr Ronald Ross Mr Ronald Ross , County Londonderry

Has not this delay in part been caused by the abnormal shortage of steel to which this yard has been subjected?

Mr. Dugdale:

No, Sir. The programme is being carried out according to plan, and I think it is of interest to those people who say that nothing is being done for the Navy to know that these ships are in fact being launched today.

Photo of Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite , Holderness

To whom are they going to be sold?