Saturday, 4 March 2017

England building fishery survey and research vessel according to the Dutch newspaper Soerabaijasch handelsblad dated 3 February 1930

An item dated Rugby 24th reported that Philip Snowden (1) a day earlier the House of Commons informed that to support the fishery a survey annex research vessel was to be built. The vessel with as estimated building costs 80.000 pond sterling was to survey for better fishing grounds and the best ways to explore. The cabinet would also pay the maintenance costs for the next 5 years (estimated on 34.000 pond sterling). The British Admiralty would built and fir her out on a naval shipyard and she would serve under the supervision of the survey department of the navy. The building was a result of what a commission appointed in October 1929 advised.

1. Philip Snowden, 1st Viscount Snowden (18 July 1864 Cowling, Yorkshire, England-15 May 1937 Tilford, Surrey, England), Labour politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1924 and 1929-1931.