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List, by years and sessions of Congress, of naval vessels authorized by acts of Congress

from 1883 to 1912, inclusive-Continued

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Burrows.
Cyclops.
Drayton.
Florida 1
Hector.
Jupiter.
McCall.
Mars.
Mayrant.
Paulding.
Perkins.
Roe..
8terett.
Terry
Utah.
Vulcan..
Warrington.
E-1 (formerly Skipjack)
E-2 )formerly Sturgeon) 2.
F-1 (formerly Carp) 2.
F-2 (formerly Barracuda)?
F-3 (formerly Pickerel) ?
F-4 (formerly Skate) ?
G-2 (formerly Tuna) 2.
G-4 (formerly Thrasher).

Total of tonnage given.

30. 66
12. 65
30. 22
30.80
29. 76
29.6
30.37
30. 24
21.09
12.82
30.12

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Ammen..
Arkansas.
Monaghan.
Patterson.
Trippe..
Walke.
Wyoming..
Neptune.
G-3 (formerly Turbot) 9
H-1 (formerly Seawolf) ?
H-2 (formerly Nautilus).
H 3 (formerly Garfish)
No. 1%.
No. 28
No. 39.

4 4 6

..do.
...do.
First-class battleship.
Collier.
Submarine torpedo boats, Limit of con-

tract, $2,000,000. Appropriation made of
$3,000,000 for these boats and for comple-
tion of submarine boats heretofore au-

thorized.
Torpedo-boat destroyer (subsurface).

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Total of tonnage given..

75,085

1910 (61st, 2d).

28 28

6 6

New York.
Texas.
Beale
Fanning.
Henly.
Jarvis.
Jenkins.
Jouett...

First-class battleship...

27,000 .do.

21.0
21.0
29.5
29.5
29.5
29.5
31.27
32.27

27,000 Torpedo-boat destroyer.

742 ...do.

742 .do.

742 do..

742 do..

742 .do.

712
Torpedo-boat destroyer (subsurface). Ap-

propriation of $445,000 upon condition of
compliance with terms of naval appro-

priation act of Mar. 3, 1909, p. 648.
1 Built in Government yard.
: See history submarine-boat legislation, followmg this table.
Not yet built.

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List, by years and sessions of Congress, of naval vessels authorized by acts of Congress

from 1883 to 1912, inclusive-Continued

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K-1 (formerly Haddock)".
K-2 (formerly Cachalot)

14 submarine torpedo boats. Limit of conK-3 (formerly Orca)'.

tract, $2,000,000. Appropriation made K-4 (formerly Walrus)

of $800,000 Proteus...

Collier..
Nereus.

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Fleet collier (to be built on Pacific coast)

provided for in act May 13, 1908, p. 619.

Limit of cost increased to $1,000,000. Total of tonnage given..

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Pennsylvania..
Fleet Oiler No. 1.
Fleet Oiler No. 2.
O'Brein...
Nicholson..
Winslow
McDougal.
Cushing..
Ericsson..
No.2.
No. 40.
No. 41.
No. 42..
No. 43.
No 44.
No. 45.
No. 46.
No. 47
No.2...

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& submarine torpedo boats. Limit of con

tract, $4,480,000. Appropriation made
of $1,600,000.

Submarine tender..

Total of tonnage given

66, 800

Grand total of tonnage

given from 1883.

1, 283 580

· See history submarine-boat legislation following this table.

SUBMARINES.

HISTORY OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR SUBMARINE BOATS AND SUBSURFACE BOATS.

Act of March 3, 1893, authorized Plunger, which was contracted for March 13, 1895. Contract canceled April, 1900, and amount previously paid credited on new contract of November 19, 1900, and payment for new Plunger made out of appropriation of 1893—$200,000. Reference to present Plunger made in act of June 10, 1896.

Act of June 10, 1896, provided for construction of two Holland submarine boats at $175,000 each.

Act of March 3, 1899, provided for construction of two submarine boats of Holland type, similar to the Holland. (Amending act of June 10, 1896.) One of these two was the Holland and was purchased - $150,000.

Act of June 7, 1900, provided for construction of five submarine torpedo boats of Holland type, and the department, on August 25, 1900 (referring to acts of 1896, 1899, and 1900), contracted for Adder, Grampus, Moccasin, Pike, Porpoise, and Shark, at $170,000 each.

All except the Plunger were paid for out of appropriations "Increase of the NavyConstruction and machinery."

Act of March 3, 1903, authorized the Secretary of the Navy, in his discretion, to contract for or purchase subsurface or submarine torpedo boats, not exceeding $500,000, and provided for certain tests.

Act of April 27, 1904, the Secretary of the Navy is authorized to contract for or purchase subsurface or submarine torpedo boats, after they have been fully tested to his satisfaction and found to fulfill all reasonable requirements for submarine warfare.

Eight hundred and fifty thousand dollars is appropriated for this purpose, and to make up said sum the sum of $500,000 (or such part thereof as may remain unexpended) is reappropriated in this act.

Under this act contract was made with the Electric Boat Co., of New York, for four submarine torpedo boats, building at the Fore River Ship Building Co., Quincy, Mass., named as follows: Octopus, Viper, Cuttlefish, Tarantula.

Act June 29, 1906, Secretary of the Navy is authorized to contract for or purchase subsurface or submarine torpedo boats to an amount not exceeding $1,000,000, of which sum $500,000 is appropriated.

Act of March 2, 1907, limit of cost of act of June 29, 1906, increased to $3,000,000, of which sum $500,000 (additional to the $500,000 of act of June 29, 1906) is appropriated. Test period is extended until May 29, 1907. No part of this appropriation to be expended for any boat that does not in such test prove to be equal, in the judgment of the Secretary of the Navy, to the best boat now owned by the United States or under contract therefor.

Under this act and act of June 29, 1906, contract was made with the Electric Boat Co. for four submarine boats of the Octopus type at $285,000 each, and for three others of the same type, though of greater displacement, at $360,000 each. A conditional contract was made with the Lake Torpedo Co. for one (Seal).

Act of May 13, 1908, provided for eight submarine torpedo boats, in an amount not exceeding $3,500,000 in the aggregate; $3,000,000 is appropriated toward said purpose and for the completion of those heretofore authorized.

Under this act contract was made with the Electric Boat Co. for six submarine boats, with the American Laurenti Co. for one, and with the Lake Torpedo Boat Co. for one.

Act of March 3, 1909, provided for four submarine torpedo boats, in an amount not exceeding $2,000,000 in the aggregate; $3,000,000 is appropriated toward said purpose and for the completion of those heretofore authorized

Under this act contract was made with the Electric Boat Co. for three, and with the Lake Torpedo Boat Co. for one.

Act of June 24, 1910, provided for four submarine torpedo boats, in an amount not exceeding $2,000,000 in the aggregate, and $800,000 is appropriated toward said purpose. On account of submarine torpedo boats heretofore authorized $859,971 is appropriated.

Under this act contract was made with the Fore River Ship Building Co. for two submarine boats, with the Union Iron Works for one, and with the Moran Co., of Seattle, for one.

Act of March 4, 1911, provided for four submarine torpedo boats, in an amount not exceeding in the aggregate $2,000,000, and the sum of $800,000 is hereby appropriated for said purpose: Provided, That no part of this appropriation shall be expended for the construction of any boat by any person, firm, or corporation which has not at the time of the commencement and construction of said vessel established an eight-hour workday for all employees, laborers, and mechanics engaged or to be engaged in the construction of the vessels named herein. Also for one submarine tender to cost not exceeding $500,000, and $250,000 is appropriated toward said purpose. On account of submarine torpedo boats and subsurface destroyers heretofore authorized $890,833.88 is appropriated. Attached to this latter appropriation is a proviso as to hours of labor similar to that printed above, with the further proviso that this limitation shall not apply to payments to be made upon vessels authorized prior to the approval of this act.

Under this act contract was made with the Fore River Ship Building Co. for two submarine boats, and with the Union Iron Works for two.

Act of August 22, 1912, provided for eight submarine torpedo boats in an amount not exceeding $4,480,000 in the aggregate, and $1,600,000 is appropriated toward said purpose. Also for one submarine tender to cost not exceeding $1,000,000, and $400,009 is appropriated toward said purpose.

Submarine torpedo boats.

Name.

Official number.

Contractor.

By whom and where built or building.

Holland

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A-4...

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A-6..
A-7...
B-1..

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B-2.
B-3.
C-1.
C-2..
C-3..
C-..
C-5.....
D-1..
D-2...

D-3..
E-1.
E-2...
F-1..
F-2...
F-3.
F-4
G-1..

....do.

J. P. Holland Torpedo Boat Co., Crescent Shipyard, Elizabethport, N. J.
New York, N. Y.
do.

Do.
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Do.

Union Iron Works, San Francisco, Cal. ...do.

Crescent Shipyard, Elizabethport, N. I.

Union Iron Works, San Francisco, Cal. .do.

Crescent Shipyard,' Elizabethport, N. J. do

Do.
The Electric Boat Co.,New York, Fore River 8. B. Co., Quincy, Mass.
N. Y.
do.

Do.
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Do.
Do.
Do.

Do.
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Do. ..do.

Do. do.

Do. ..do.

Do.

Do. .do.

Do. .do.

Do. .do.

Union Iron Works, San Francises, Cal. ...do.

Do.

The Moran Co., Seattle, Wash, do.

Do. Lake Torpedo Boat Co., Bridge- Newport News S. B. Co., Newport News, port, Conn.

Va. do....

Do. .do..

Lake Torpedo Boat Co., Bridgeport,

Conn.
American Laurenti Co., Phila- Wm. Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, Pa.

delphia, Pa.
The Electric Boat Co., New Union Iron Works, San Francisco, Cab.
York, N. Y.
.do.

Do.
do..

The Moran Co., Seattle, Wash. .do..

Fore River S. B. Co., Quincy, Mass. .do.

Do. ..do.

Union Iron Works, San Francisco, Cal. .do.

The Moran Co., Seattle, Wash. ..do.

Fore River S. B. Co., Quincy, Mass. .do.

Do. .do..

Union Iron Works, San Francisco, Cal. .do.

Do.

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* Contracts not awarded.

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A-1...

A-2.....

A-3.....

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A-4..

A-5.
A-6.
A-7
B-1

B-2....

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Apr. 11, 19001 Oct. 12, 1900 - $150,000
Mar. 3,1899 (Sept. 19, 1903
Feb. 25, 1907

170,000
June 7,19003 | Jan. 12, 1903
Feb. 10, 1910

170,000 May 28, 1903 June 9, 1908

170,000 do.

Jan. 17, 1903
Feb. 10, 1910

170,000
June 7,1901 : May 28, 1903
June 9, 1908

170,000 June 7,19003 Sept. 19, 1903

170,000 ...do. s.

do.

170,000 Apr. 27, 1904 (Oct. 18, 1907 Apr. 15, 1910

200,000 .do..

Oct. 18, 1907
Apr. 15, 1910

185,000
Dec. 3, 1907
(Apr. 15, 1910

185,000 do.. June 30, 1908

250,000 June 29, 1906 Nov. 23, 1909

285,000 .....do...

285,000 .do...

285,000 ...do..

Feb. 2, 1910 285,000 ..do.. Nov. 23, 1909

360,000 ....do...

360,000 .do...

Sept. 8,1910 360,000 May 13, 1908 Feb. 14, 1912 375,000 do... .do.

375,000 .do.

June 19, 1912 454, 740 ....do. June 25, 1912

454, 740 .do.

454, 740 .do.

454, 740 June 29, 1906

450,000 13,1908

410,000 Mar. 3, 1909

455,000 May 13, 1908

437,500 Mar. 3, 1909

491, 000 .do...

491,000 .do..

491,000 June 24, 1910

469,000 .do.

469,000 ...do..

501,000

501,000 Mar. 4,1911

478,000 do...

478,000 ..do.

512,000 ....do.

512,000 Aug. 22, 1912

B-3..
C-1.
C-2.
C-3.

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C 4.
C5...
D-1.
D-2..
D-3.
E-1.
E-2.
F-1.
F-2.
F-3.
F 4.
G-1.

1-2..
G-3.
G-4..
H-1..
H-2..
H-3.
K-1.
K-2.
K-3.....
K 4..
K-5.
K-6..
K-7.
K-8.

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No. 40.
No. 41
No. 42.
No. 43.
No. 44.
No. 45.
No. 46.
No. 47

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1 Date of purchase. (Purchased under act of Mar. 3, 1899.)
? Purchase price.
• Together with acts of June 10, 1896, and Mar. 3, 1899.
• Together with act of Mar. 2, 1907.

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