A Parliamentary Return dated March 26th, 1903, was issued in May of that year, showing the Fleets of Great Britain, France, Russia, Germany, Italy, the United States of America and Japan. This return is here brought up to date Dec. 31st, 1903. This refers to the text matter. - Hazell's Annual.

The figures in the tables show the condition of affairs on Jan. 1, 1904; since this time the Russo-Japanese war shows great changes. The severe losses of the Russians and the slight losses of the Japanese have been taken into account in the tables. The third, fourth and fifth tables are issued by the Office of Naval Intelligence, U. S. N., with modifications, according to newspaper reports, occasioned by the Russo-Japanese War.

Built

Type.

Great Britain.

France.

Germany.

Russia.

Italy.

United States.

Japan.

Battleships, 1st class......

49

20

14

12

12

12

6

" 2nd class.........

4

9

4

2

-

1

1

" 3rd class..........

2

1

12

1

5

Coast defence vessels

2

14

11

13

15

2

Cruisers, armored.............

24

10

2

6

5

2

" protected, 1st class . . .

21

7

1

2

-

3

" " 2nd class

51t

16

8

4

5

12

10

" " 3rd class

32‡

17

10

-

11

2

7

unprotected..........

10

1

20

3

-

11

9

Torpedo vessels..............

34

16

2

8

14

-

1

Torpedo-boat destroyers

112

14

32

40

11

20

17

Torpedo boats

85

247

93

150

145

27

63

Submarines

5

15

-

-

1

3

Building

Type.

Great Britain.

France.

Russia.

Germany.

Italy.

United States.

Japan.

Battleships, 1st class..................

7

6

6

6

7

6*

6

6*

3*

5*

4*

" 2nd class...............

-

-

-

-

-

-

Coast defence vessels.............

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

Cruisers armored.................

13

12

3

1

11

4*

1*

3*

1*

6*

" protected, 1st class.. . .

-

-

2

-

-

-

-

2*

" " 2nd class

2

-

2

-

-

5

2

" " 3rd class..

4

5

1

3*

-

-

2*

1*

-

Scouts....................

4

4*

__

-

-

-

1*

-

Torpedo-boat destroyers.....

19

19

6

15*

4*

6*

2*

-

2

Torpedo-boats

5

18

7

-

8

4

18

25*

Submarines...........

4

25

2

1

2

5

-

10*

18*