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Admiral Wart. No, sir.
The CHAIRMAN. Then please insert your expenditures and your estimate for the next year.
Admiral Watt. Yes, sir. _(See Appendixes V, VI, and IX.)
The CHAIRMAN. Under “Equipment” there is a large increase, and I would be glad if you would put in your hearings an itemized statement of your proportional part of that increase, showing the necessity for it and for what purpose it is to be used.
Admiral Watt. I will append to my hearings a statement of the expenditures which the committee has usually required of me. I have that ready.
The CHAIRMAN. Did you have a deficiency this year in equipment or any of your other items?
Admiral Watt. We expended under the construction and repair allotment of the Bureau of Equipment $15,505.76 more than the allotment, but that has been cared for by transfer from the unexpended balance of an allotment to another bureau.
The CHAIRMAN. Back to your bureau ?
The CHAIRMAN. To-morrow morning we will have Admiral Twining, of the Bureau of Ordnance, and we will ask Admiral Watt, to come up again, in order to take up the matter of the repair of the ship Portsmouth. Judge Raker desires to present some matters to the committee with reference to the Portsmouth, a ship of historic interest, and the department has recommended that some action be taken with reference to that and several of the other old historic ships.
Thereupon the committee adjourned to meet to-morrow, Saturday, January 4, 1913, at 10.30 o'clock a. m.
APPENDIX No. I. Statement of expenditures under appropriation "Construction and repair, 1912," from
July i, 1911, to June 30, 1912, per returns received to Nov. 25, 1912.
Titles D and P, repairs to such integral
parts of a ship ordinarily not transferable fixtures as were objects of direct charge to the hull of the ship, under title A, including expenditures for additions, improvements, and alterations in the original construction and arrangements; also repairs made at navy yards to articles on board ships in commission and originally
chargeable to title B Titles E and F (industrial) include charges to stations on account of fixed and movable property, such as dry and other docks, wharves, hull machine shops, etc., also movable property, such as derricks, sheers, screws, cranes, and tugs not borne upon the Naval Register, tenders, lighters, boats, etc., not belonging to a receiving or other ship but pertaining to the station proper, etc., and required for industrial purposes, cost of machinery, plant for producing or transmitting power and appurtenances, machinery, and machine tools for manufacturing purposes.. Title G (industrial), general maintenance, includes cost of upkeep of all yard craft and other floating property used for industrial purposes, tools, machinery, appliances,
etc., noted under titles E and F; also hand tools used in general shops, etc., pay of classified employees at yards and stations, and office appliances
Statement of expenditures under appropriation "Construction and repair, 1912," from
July 1, 1911, to June 30, 1912, per returns received to Nov. 25, 1912–Continued.
Title N, expenditures for completed models
of ships and experimental work in general. Title R, real estate and chattels (military), includes cost of new tugs, lighters, and barges and other official craft used for military purposes.. Title S (maintenance of yards and sta
tions), military, includes pay of classified employees in the inspection offices outside of the yards and incidental office expenses in connection with their work; also cost of making estimates and plans for the benefit generally of the naval service.. Title T includes the cost of maintenance of tugs, lighters, and barges and other official craft used for military purposes: also
care and preservation of ships in ordinary. Title V, payments on account of leave and
holidays; also disability, in accordance with statute law, no work being given in return therefor; and also incidental ex
by outside parties entirely, such as supplying and installing proprietary articles or other material of special manufacture, when such method of supplying and installation is advantageous to the Government, and other miscellaneous services.. Miscellaneous obligations and public bills
for labor and material and other expenditures on vessels in commission authorized by the commanding officer on account of work under the cognizance of
the Bureau of Construction and Repair.. Obligations on outstanding contracts and requisitions....
Total expenditures and obligations.. Amount of appropriation "Construction and repair, 1912”.
$8,479, 144.00 Add credits on account
transfers to other appropriations....
Balance, Nov. 25, 1912.
of surveyed material turned into store
In accordance with the naval supply account law, these credits could not be used; and,' further, they covered articles which, when drawn from store for issue to vessels placed in commission, the value of same were or will be charged to appropriation "Construction and repair."
APPENDIX No. II.
Statement of expenditures at United States navy yards and stations from appropriation
“Construction and repair, 1912,” for fiscal year ended June 30, 1912, per returns received to Nov. 25, 1912.
Expended at navy yards and stations, as shown above..
$6,651,753.55 Issues from naval supply account stores to vessels in commission at navy yards and stations and also issues on board ships having general storekeeping system afloat and losses by
survey Services for labor and material rendered by outside parties entirely, such as supplying and
1,506, 264. 45 installing proprietary articles or other material of special manufacture when such method of supplying and installation is advantageous to the Government, and other miscellaneous services..
77,996.52 Miscellaneous obligations and public bills for labor and material and other expenditures on
vessels in commission authorized by the commanding officers on account of work under
210, 362.06 Total expenditures and obligations........
8,473,814.63 Amount of appropriation "Construction and repair, 1912”.
$8,479, 144.00 Add credits on account transfers to other appropriations.
8,523, 662.21 Balance, per returns received to Nov. 25, 1912.....
APPENDIX No. III. Statement showing relative expenditures by titles and subheads under appropriation
“Construction and repair" for fiscal years 1911 and 1912.
APPENDIX IV. Statement showing expenditures from appropriation "Construction and repair, 1915,"
from July 1 to Nov. 30, 1912.
$518,015.75 532, 428.81 507,019.88 468, 229. 18
592, 493.00 2,618, 186.62 907, 994.70 46, 473.78
$384, 285, 77 $133, 729.98 Angust, 1912.
408,891. 77 123,537.04 September, 1912.
400, 060.22 106, 959.66 October, 1912.
345, 238. 11 122, 991. 07 November, 1912
453, 973.00 138,520.00 Total.
1,992, 448.87 Xaval supply account issues to ships for July to November, 1912'.
625, 737.75 Miscellaneous obligations, as per requisitions and public bills for July to November, 1912..
Expended to Dec. 1, 1912.....
$8,479, 144.00 Transfers to other appropriations...
30, 019.72 Expended to Dec. 1, 1912, as above........
Estimated available balance, Dec. 1, 1912..
8, 509, 163.72 3,572,655. 10 4,936, 508.62
714,531.00 705, 215.00
Since the total appropriation under “Construction and repair, 1913,” is $8,479,144, the average monthly expenditures should not exceed $706,595, although it is necessary that the monthly allotments must be modified at different periods of the year so as to adapt it to the actual necessities of the fleet and the general overhauling and repair work at navy yards.
APPENDIX No. V.
Statement showing expenditures by titles and subheads under construction and repair
allotment of appropriation “ Equipment of vessels, 1912,” for fiscal year 1912.
D. Changes and repairs to vessels.
$9,605.78 $65,097.25 E. Real estate and chattels (industrial).
98.74 198. 67 F. Machinery plant....
149.08 1,661.81 G. Industrial maintenance of yards and stations. 2,663.06 252.18 407.44 X. Tests and experiments..
76.87 P. Repairs to equipage...
5, 277.43 2,489.17 4,028. 41 R. Real estate and chattels (military).
327.59 140.79 6,585.79 S. Maintenance of yards and stations (military).. 4,659.60 375.43 13,732.04 T. Maintenance of tugs and lighters, care of vessels in ordinary....
1,639.58 567.10 30,050.51
190.25 V. Leave, holiday, disability, and miscellaneous, 7,306.39
129.90 929. 13 2. Conversion account...
49,462.10 14,047.29 | 122, 847.75 Issues from naval supply account stores to vessels in commission at navy yards and sta
tions, and losses by survey.
Total expenditures under construction and repair allotment of “Equipment of ves
sels, 1913" Amount allotted construction and repair from appropriation “Equipment of vessels, 1912”.
$1,354,000.00 Credits on account of transfers to other appropriations..
452.59 2,244. 19 3,322.68
930.01 11, 795.01
7,054.17 18,767.07 32,257.19 8,475. 17
186,337.14 1,029,052.17 159, 556.38
Deficit under construction and repair allotment of "Equipment of vessels, 1912".
in commission the value of same were or will be charged to bureau allotment.
15,505.76 156, 159.25