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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. ...
|Country of origin:
War Department Association
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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