asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what was the amount paid by His Majesty's Government to the Republic of Chili for the value of the Dreadnought built for the Chilian Government and requisitioned by Great Britain on the outbreak of War in August, 1914?
I have been asked to reply. The Chilian Dreadnought, building in 1914 as the "Almirante Latorre," was requisitioned and renamed H.M.S. "Canada." The expenses incurred by the Chilian Government and refunded by the Admiralty amounted to £2,036,162 14s. 9d., in addition to which a further sum of £573,287 has up to the present been paid to the contractors in connection with the completion of the vessel.