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Official Manual and Constitution Book of the War Department Beneficial Association, Containing; Constitution, By-Laws (Paperback) Loot Price: R280
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 Excerpt: ...for ventilation and deck winches will be operated by electricity. Each ship will carry one 30-ft. steam cutter, one 30-ft. launch, two 28ft. cutters, two 26-ft. cutters, one 28-ft. whaleboat gig, one 28-ft. whaleboat, and one 18-ft. dinghy. The complement will be 27 officers, 238 seamen and 25 marines. The "Denver" is being built by Neafie & Levy Shipbuilding & Engine Co., Philadelphia, Pa.; "Des Moines" by Four River Engine Co., Weymouth, Mass; "Chattanooga" by Crescent Ship Yard Co., Elizabeth, N. J.; "Glaveston" by Wm. R. Trigg Co., Richmond, Va.; "Tacoma" by Union Iron Works, San Francisco, Cal.; and the "Cleveland" by Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine. United States monitors "Arkansas," "Connecticut/' "Tlorida" and "Wyoming." The United States revolutionized naval construction and methods in 1861, and it has been revolutionizing them ever since. It is true that other nations have been progressing more rapidly numerically, but scientifically, in hulls, machinery and armaments, the United States Naval Constructors have again set the pace of the world. The experiences of the war with Spain have suggested new departures. The ships of the future additions to the American Navy will be a marked advance on former designs. The naval program for 1898-99, under the Act of May 4, 1898, provides for three first-class battleships, four coast defense monitors, twelve torpedo boats and sixteen torpedo boat destroyers. The four harbor defense monitors called for present some of the most radical advances in the modern fighting machinery. The monitor principle has always been distinctively American. There are many who regard them as the best all round warships yet designed. ...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: War Department Association
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 36
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-45059-3
Barcode: 9781236450593
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-236-45059-0

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