London Times, 27 December 1909, p. 3: RUSSIA./SHIPBUILDING CREDITS REFUSED. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) ST. PETERSBURG, DEC. 26. The Duma Committee of National Defence has refused the credits for the new Dreadnoughts on the ground that the sums already voted for shipbuilding have not yet been expended.

The Committee have agreed to a credit of £150,000 to provide payment of the damages awarded to British shipowners under the judgments of the Prize Court.

Provided by Stephen McLaughlin