HMS New Zealand ca. 1913. In 1909 Prime Minister Sir Joseph Ward reacted to the perceived German threat by announcing that New Zealand would fund the construction of a battlecruiser to be gifted to the Royal Navy. Construction of HMS New Zealand cost £1.7 million ($231 million in 2007).
Alexander Turnbull Library
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Part of Thames Valley Newspapers Ltd: Photographs (PAColl-4692)
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'HMS New Zealand, 1913', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/media/photo/hms-new-zealand-1913, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 27-May-2016