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Cost of ships of the Navy. Statement showing cost of each completed battleship, armored cruiser, protected, unprotected, and scout cruiser, monitor, gunboat, and training ship, and the aggregate cost of all torpedo-boat destroyers, torpedo boats, and submarine torpedo boats, built under appropriations for increase of the Navy, to June 30, 1912.)

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Battleships.
Indiana (1).
Massachusetts (1)..
Oregon (8).
Iowa (1)...
Kearsarge (3).
Kentucky (3).
Alabama (1)..
Wisconsin (8)
Illinois (3).
Maine (1)..
Missouri (3)
Ohio (8)
Connecticut (9).
Kansas (2)
Louisiana (3)
Minnesota (3)
Vermont (6).
Georgia (4)
Nebraska (5).
New Jersey (6)
Rhode Island (6)
Virginia (3)...
Idaho (1)..
Mississippi (1).
New Hampshire (2).
Delaware (3).
North Dakota (7)...
Michigan (2)..
South Carolina (1)...
Florida (9).
Utah (2).........
Total completed battleships.....

Armored cruisers.
Brooklyn (1).
Saratoga (1)
Colorado (1).
Pennsylvania (1).
Maryland (3).
West Virginia (3)..
Tennessee (1).
Washington (2).
North Carolina (3).
California (8).
South Dakota (8).
Montana (3).
Total completed armored cruisers.....

$5,533, 708.05
5, 401, 844.97
5,914, 021.90
5,162,587.12
4,429, 890. 69
4,418, 094.99
4,077, 010.09
4,162, 617.53
4,073, 429.26
4,567, 464.52
4,438, 925.08
4, 475,375. 45
6,394, 757.77
6, 200, 929. 39
6,065,531.19
6,149,874. 47
6,166, 267.28
5,541, 279.58
5,679,515. 96
5,385, 806. 41
5,360, 125.52
5, 491, 036.12
4,797,675.01
4,740, 800.95
5,976, 236.99
6,821,015. 32
7, 244,549.78
5,693, 609.96
5,669, 186.53
8,931, 494.73

6,832, 392. 43
171, 597, 055.04

$649, 663. 93
645, 272.98
661,010. 86
708, 619.20
613,700.99
580, 024.44
588, 810.13
561, 276.75
547, 979. 56
814, 439.09
819, 335. 47

790, 129.39
1,516, 496.41
1,334, 953. 92
1,301, 601.84
1, 298, 251,11
1, 405, 495.15
1,004,754. 46
1, 153, 281.00
1,036, 301.18
1,059, 136.56
1,090, 798. 26
1,097, 286.15
1,092, 000. 46
1, 153, 666.06
1, 238, 704.30
1, 273, 038. 21
1, 101, 717.89
1,014, 687.51
1, 258, 740.27
1,187, 379.26

$5,983,371.98 6,047, 117.95 6,575,032.76 5,871, 206. 32 5,043, 591.68 4,998, 119.43 4,665,820. 22 4,723, 894. 28 4,621, 408.82 5,381, 903. 61 5, 258, 260.55 5, 265,504.84 7,911, 254.18 7,535,883. 31 7,367, 133.03 7,448, 125.58 7,571, 762. 43 6,546, 034.04 6,832,796.96 6, 422, 107.59 6. 419, 262.08 6,581, 834.38 5, 894, 961. 16 5,832, 801.41 7, 129, 903.05 8,059, 719.62 8,517,587.99 6,795, 327.85 6,683,874.04 10, 190, 235.00 8,019, 771.69

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3,944,820.73 3,897,840.32 4,831,941.38 4,857,086.24 4,874,874.16 4,885, 216.51 5, 203, 701.39 5,190,782.64 4,779,380.27 4,713,274.11 4,735, 160.58

478,969.36
448, 802.07
860, 201.59
850, 493. 65
808,019. 89
843, 840.85
950, 755. 36

955, 519.36
1,122,345.53

867,176.13
902, 821.71

4,423, 790.09 4,346,642.39 5, 692, 142.97 5,707,579.89 5,682, 894.05 5,729,057.36 6,154, 456.75 6,146, 302.00 5,901, 725. 80 5,580, 450.24 5,637,982. 29

2,181,089.22_1,093, 171.35

Protected cruisers.
Newark
Baltimore
Philadelphia.
San Francisco
Olympia..
Cincinnati.
Raleigh.
Columbia.
Minneapolis..

5,874, 260.57 66,877,284. 40

56,695, 167.55

10, 182, 116.85

1,439, 382. 20 1,554,483. 94 1,561,392. 47 1,738, 257.82 2,484,027.54 2,023, 326.91 1,867,934.32 3, 461,960.26 3, 403, 707.07

390, 735.00 422, 245.41 397, 267.91 397,045. 49 495, 255. 84 348, 577.61 331, 795.48 447,051.00 446, 289.37

1,830, 117.20 1,976, 729.35 1,958, 660.38 2,135, 303.31 2,979, 283.38 2,371, 904.52 2, 199, 729.80 3,909, 011.26 3,849, 998. 44

BUILDERS

(1) Wm. Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, Pa.
(2) New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, N. J.
(3) Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News, Va.
(4) Bath Iron Works, Bath, Me.
(5) Moran Bros., Seattle, Wash.
(6) Fore River Ship & Engine Co., Quincy, Mass.
(7) Fore River Shipbuilding Co., Quincy, Mass.
(8) Union Iron Works, San Francisco, Cal.
(9) Navy yard, New York.
(10) Navy yard, Norfolk.

Cost of ships of the NavyContinued.

Hull and machinery, including armor.

Equipage, in

cluding armament.

Total.

Protected cruiser 8-Continued.

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Tacoma.
Cleveland.
Denver.
Des Moines.
Chattanooga..
Charleston..
Galveston.
Milwaukee.
St. Louis...
Total completed protected cruisers..

Vessels authorized Mar. 3, 1883.
Atlanta...
Boston.
Chicago
Dolphin.

Unprotected cruisers.
Marblehead.
Montgomery
Detroit..
Total completed unprotected cruisers..

Scout cruisers.
Birmingham.
Chester.
Salem..
Total completed scout cruisers..

Monitors.
Amphritrite..
Miantonomah.
Monadnock.
Monterey
Puritan.
Terror
Ozark
Tallahassee.
Tonopah.
Cheyenne..
Total completed monitors.

Gunboats.
Annapolis.
Bennington.
Castine.
Concord..
Helena..
Machias..
Marietta.
Nashville
Newport.
Petrel..
Princeton.
Vicksburg
Wheeling.
Wilmington.
Yorktown.
Dubuque.
Paducah.

Total completed gunboats..

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Expenditures on vessels under construction to June 30, 1912.

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Total cost of all vessels of the new Navy built and building under appropriations for "Increase of the Navy," to June 30, 1912, $449,184,321.75.

Cost of maintenance. (Statement showing the average cost of maintenance of vessels of each type which have been in commission

during entire fiscal year 1912.]

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Amounts of annual naval appropriation acts each year from act of Mar. 3, 1883, to and DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY,

including act of Aug. 22, 1912.

Date.

Congress.

Amount.

Fiscal year.

1884 1885

Mar. 3, 1883.
July 7, 1884.
Jan. 30, 1885
Mar. 3, 1885.
July 26, 1886.
Aug. 3, 1886.
Mar. 3, 1887.
Sept. 7, 1888.
Mar. 2, 1889.
June 30, 1890.
Mar. 2, 1891.
July 19, 1892.
Mar. 3, 1893.
July 26, 1894.
Mar. 2, 1895.
June 10, 1896
Mar. 3, 1897.
May 4, 1898.
Mar. 3, 1899.
June 7, 1900
Mar. 3, 1901.
July 1, 1902.
Mar. 3, 1903.
Apr. 27, 1904
Mar. 3, 1905.
June 29, 1900.
Mar. 2, 1907.
May 3, 1908.
Mar. 3, 1909.
June 24, 1910.
Mar. 4, 1911
Aug. 22, 1912.

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$15, 894, 434. 23

8,860, 317.11 6, 120, 155. 48 15,070, 837.95 12,989, 907.20

3,500,000.00 25, 767, 348. 19 19, 942,835.35 21, 692, 510.27 124, 136, 035.53

31,541,654.78 23, 543, 385.00 22, 104, 061.38 25, 327, 126.72 29, 416, 245.31 30, 562,660. 95 33,003, 234. 19 56,098,783.68 48, 099, 969.58 65, 140, 916.67 78, 101, 791.00 78,856, 363. 13 81, 876, 791. 43 97,505, 140.94 100, 336, 679.94 102,091,670.27

98,958, 507.50 122,663, 885. 47 136, 935, 199. 05 131,350, 854.38 126, 478,338. 24 123, 225, 007. 76

1886 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913

Total.

1,797, 192, 648.68

1 Includes $1,000,000 by joint resolution Sept. 29, 1890, for nickel ore or nickel matto.

Washington, January 20, 1913. MY DEAR CONGRESSMAN: In compliance with the request contained in your letter of January 17, 1913, there is forwarded herewith the usual compilation made by the Office of Naval Intelligence, containing data regarding the building programs of foreign navies. Faithfully, yours,

G. v. L. MEYER, Hon. LEMUEL P. PADGETT, Chairman of Committee on Naval Affairs, House of Representatives, Washington, D. C. FOREIGN SHIPBUILDING PROGRAM. OFFICE OF NAVAL INTELLIGENCE,

January 15, 1913. The shipbuilding programs of the principal naval powers indicate an increase in warship construction. The new Russian program and the amendment to the German fleet law are particularly noteworthy. The shipyards are working to their full capacity, and a general activity is manifest.

The all big-gun battleship has become the definite standard, and is now the only type of battleship under construction. The system employed by the United States in mounting all turrets on the center line has been almost universally copied, and all ships laid down this year, including battle cruisers, are so designed.

The 12-inch gun, so long the standard for battleships, has been discarded in favor of a 13.5 or 14-inch gun for ships now under construction, while a 15-inch weapon is under consideration.

The year has seen the completion of a new type of Dreadnought, namely, the Dante Alighieri of the Italian Navy, the first ship to be armed with the 3-gun turret. This system of mounting guns has also been adopted in the Austrian and Russian navies, while in France a 4-gun turret has been proposed.

The battle cruisers that are being built by Great Britain, Germany, Japan, and Russia show a steady increase in tonnage; in fact, all new construction, including destroyers and submarines, indicate an increase in displacement.

Mining ships and submarine salvage ships are now found in all the principal navies.

Italy and Austria are the only naval powers that continue to build torpedo boats.

The following are the shipbuilding programs of the various naval powers:

GREAT BRITAIN.

The total naval estimates for 1912–13 amount to $228,430,064 as compared with $216,036,101 for the preceding year, while for 1910-11 the amount was $197,597,906. The total estimate includes a supple mentary estimate of $4,817,835, and an increase of the enlisted personnel by 1,500 men.

The actual standard of new construction which the admiralty has in fact followed during recent years has been to develop a 60 per cent

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