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Walter Lacy

Walter Lacy was an English actor. In a long career he played leading roles in London theatres. Lacy was born, as Walter Williams, in Bristol in 1809, the son of a coach-builder, was educated for the medical profession, he was first seen on the stage in Edinburgh as Count Montalban in The Honey Moon. His debut in London was at the Haymarket Theatre in August 1838, as Charles Surface in The School for Scandal. Harriette Taylor, who played Lady Teazle in the production, became Lacy's wife in 1839. After three years' engagement at the Haymarket, he accepted three years' engagement at Covent Garden, where he first appeared as Captain Absolute in The Rivals, he joined the company of Drury Lane. For seven years he was a member of the company at the Princess's Theatre in London, under the management of Charles Kean, he was first seen there in September 1852, as Rouble in the first performance of Dion Boucicault's The Prima Donna, as Chateau Renaud in Boucicault's The Corsican Brothers. A reviewer wrote: "Rouble, the generous, wrong-headed millionaire, always fighting for his mistress, always offending her, was admirably dressed and played by Mr Walter Lacy, a new addition to the company.

His ludicrous distress, tempered in the oddest manner by a sort of cold nonchalance, made up one of those characteristic inconsistencies which stand out in the memory from the level of ordinary stage routine.... His performance of Chateau Renaud in The Corsican Brothers... was a great instance of his care and judgment in a part quite out of his usual line, in which he had all the disadvantage of appearing after an excellent predecessor." Other parts played at this theatre included John of Gaunt in Richard II, Edmund in King Lear, Lord Trinket in The Jealous Wife. He appeared in various London theatres. In June 1860 he was, at the Lyceum Theatre, the Marquis of Saint Evremont in a dramatization of A Tale of Two Cities, at Drury Lane in October 1864 was Cloten to Helena Faucit's Imogen in Cymbeline, he was Flutter in The Belle's Stratagem in October 1866 at St James's Theatre, where he was in November the first John Leigh in Boucicault's Hunted Down. In two Lyceum revivals of Romeo and Juliet he was Mercutio.

In August 1868 he was, at the original Bellingham in Boucicault's After Dark. He became Professor of Elocution at the Royal Academy of Music, was absent from the stage for many years, he reappeared at the Lyceum in April 1879 as Colonel Damas in Sir Henry Irving's revival of The Lady of Lyons. A reviewer wrote: "Colonel Damas exhibited a nature gentler and more subdued than that with which most actors have been wont to invest that worthy soldier, he died on 13 December 1898 at 13 Marine Square and was buried at Brompton Cemetery on 17 December. The drama critic Joseph Knight wrote: "Lacy was a respectable light comedian, but failed as an exponent of old men.... He was a familiar figure at the Garrick Club... and was to the last a man of much vivacity, of quaint, clever and characteristic speech." Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Knight, John Joseph. "Lacy, Walter". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography. 3. London: Smith, Elder & Co. pp. 74–75

3rd Naval Armaments Supplement Programme

The 3rd Naval Armaments Supplement Programme otherwise known as the "Circle Three" Plan was the third of four expansion plans of the Imperial Japanese Navy between 1930 and the start of World War II. The London Naval Treaty placed severe restrictions on Japan's naval capabilities vis-a-vis the United States Navy and the British Royal Navy in terms of tonnage and numbers of capital warships; the response of the Imperial Japanese Navy General Staff was to initiate a construction program to build 39 new warships to the allotted tonnage limits in each of the restricted categories, to invest in types of warships and weaponry not covered by the provisions of the treaty, such as expansion of the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service to 14 Naval Air Groups In 1934, the Naval Ministry submitted its second expansion plan Maru-2 to the Cabinet, to make up for the shortfall in funding caused by modifications to rectify issues with existing equipment after the Tomozuru Incident and IJN 4th Fleet Incident, when it was revealed that the basic designs of many Japanese warships were flawed due to poor construction techniques and instability caused by attempting to mount too much weaponry on too small a displacement hull.

In addition, 48 new warships and creation of eight new Naval Air Groups were funded. By 1937, the term of the London Naval Treaty had expired, the Japanese government refused overtures to participate in further disarmament negotiations. Instead, a massive third expansion plan was ratified by the Diet of Japan in 1937, calling for 66 new combat vessels, centering on two of the new Yamato-class battleships and two Shōkaku-class aircraft carriers, expansion of the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service by 14 more Naval Air Groups; this plan was a multiyear budget, allocated a total of 806,549,000 Yen was allotted for warship construction and 75,267,000 Yen for naval aviation. Evans, David. Kaigun: Strategy and Technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1887-1941. US Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-192-7. 1st Naval Armaments Supplement Programme 2nd Naval Armaments Supplement Programme 4th Naval Armaments Supplement Programme Temporal Naval Armaments Supplement Programme Rapidly Naval Armaments Supplement Programme Additional Naval Armaments Supplement Programme 5th Naval Armaments Supplement Programme 6th Naval Armaments Supplement Programme Modified 5th Naval Armaments Supplement Programme Wartime Naval Armaments Supplement Programme