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IMPORTANT DISCUSSION. (PBR PRKBS ASSOCIATION.) London, December 14. During the discussion on the Naval Estimates, Lord Chas. Beresford said England's active fleet comprised only thirty battleships, and if these, were lost the Empire would probably be lost, We ought to spend twenty millions a year on the Navy. It required at once to put it m a really formidable condition seven'.y-four vessels oi various classes, the united cosi of which would be some twenty millions. Lord George Hamilton, First Lord of the Admiralty, admitted that the Navy needed increasing. The chief defect was the want of sufficient guns to properly equip the vessels we had already built. Still, England possessed thirty-four battle ships to j France's eighteen. Government would I next session submit proposals for increasing the effectiveness of the navy, based on the requirements of the country m the event of war. The vote was passed.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2014, 15 December 1888

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THE ENGLISH NAVY Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2014, 15 December 1888