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[Pin Pbbsß Association,] Loifpoir, Maroh 8.. A plan has bepri submitted to tbf navy authorities for the construction of seventy warships, aggregating a tonnage of 818,000 tons, at a cost of It is proposed to build eight battle ships of 14,000 tons each, two of 9000 tons, nine large and thirtythree smaller cruisers, and eighteen torpedo gunboats. Thirty two of these vessels aro to be on the stocks within a a year, and the wboje to be completed by April, 1^94. Mr Qoschen, m laying tb.e proposals before the House of Commons, explained that of the total cost £11,500,000 would be included m the ordinary Naval votes for the next five years, and £10,000,000 would be raised by additional taxation spread over seven yesrs. The debato was adjourned for a frrtolgfrt. * * n

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THE ENGLISH NAVY, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2083, 9 March 1889

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THE ENGLISH NAVY Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2083, 9 March 1889

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