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HMS New Zealand, 1913


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
Reference No. PAColl-6304-17
Part of Thames Valley Newspapers Ltd: Photographs (PAColl-4692)
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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