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less than the amount actually appropriated by Congress for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1912, to the extent of $9,160,946.19. These estimates for "Increase of the Navy; construction and machinery” (including submarine torpedo boats and colliers) for the fiscal year 1912," as has been the case for similar estimates in previous years, do not include any provision for such new vessels as may hereafter be authorized by Congress. For the further information of the department on the subject of appropriations under “Increase of the Navy," there is given below a statement of the amounts actually appropriated for" Increase of the Navy, construction and machinery (including submarine torpedo boats and colliers) for each of the preceding seven years and the estimates for the fiscal year 1913, for continuing work on vessels already authorized: 1906..

$30, 410, 833.00 1907.

18, 330, 829.00 13, 213, 915.00

18,907, 962.00 1910.

25,766, 823.00 1911

21, 805, 724.00 1912.

15, 472, 619.67

6,311, 673. 48 6. Estimates submitted by the bureau for the fiscal year 1912–13:

ESTIMATE A.-Salaries.

1908. 1909.

1913.

Detailed objects of expenditures and explanations.

Total Amount Estimated amount to appro

amount be appro- priated for required priated current for each under each fiscal year detailed head of ending object. appro- June 30,

priation. 1912.

$2,500.00
2,000.00
1,800.00
4,800.00
4,200.00
7,800.00

7,200.00
9,900.00
8,000.00
4,500.00

840.00
720.00
660.00

2,160.00
2,400.00

960.00
400.00

Chief clerk (increase of $500 submitted).
Financial clerk (in lieu of 1 clerk at $1,800 omitted).
Clerk of class 4, at $1,800...
3 clerks of class 3, at $1,600 each (1 in lieu of 1 clerk at $1,200 omitted).
3 clerks of class 2, at $1,400 each.
6 clerks at $1,300 each (3 in lieu of 3 clerks at $1,000 each omitted)....
6 clerks of class 1, at $1,200 each (4 in lieu of 4 clerks at $1,000 each

omitted)..
9 clerks at $1,100 each.
8 clerks of class E, at $1,000 each.
5 copyists, at $900 each.
Messenger at $810 (in lieu of assistant messenger at $720 omitted).
Assistant messenger at $720.
Laborer at $600..
3 messenger boys at $720 each (in lieu of 3 messenger boys at $600

each omitted).. 4 messenger boys at $600 each. 2 messenger boys at $480 each (in lieu of 2 messenger boys at $600

each omitted). Messenger boy at $400.. NOTE.-In the event of the abolishment of the Bureau of Equipment, the following employee (transferred from that bureau) should be appropriated for under the Bureau of Construction and Repair, making the total for “Salaries; Bureau of Construction and Repair, 1913”, $61,840:

Clerk of class E, at $1,000.. The services of draftsmen and such other technical services cs the Secretary of the Navy may deem necessary may be employed only in the Bureaus of Ordnance, Equipment, Construction and Repair, and Steam Engineering to carry into effect the various appropriations for 'increase of the Navy,' 'construction and repair,' 'steam machinery,' 'ordnance and ordnance stores,' and 'equip, ment of vessels,' to be paid from appropriations 'construction and repair,' 'steam machinery,' 'ordnance and ordnance stores,' and 'equipment of vessels': Provided, That the expenditures on this account for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and thirteen shall not exceed one hundred and thirty-five thousand dollars; a statement of the persons employed hereunder, their duties, and the compensation paid to each shall be made to Congress each year in the annual estimates."

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Statement of persons employed as draftsmen and for other technical purposes and the

compensation paid to each as required by the legislative, executive, and judicial act of Mar. 4, 1911.

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1 chief draftsman...
1 leading draftsman.
2 leading draftsmen, each.
1 electrical expert aid.
1 leading draftsman.
4 draftsmen, each.
7 draftsmen, each.
9 draftsmen, each..
1 assistant electrical expert aid.
2 draftsmen, first class, each.
5 draftsmen, second class, each.
6 draftsmen, third class, each.
2 draftsmen, fourth class, each.
3 assistant draftsmen, first

class, each.
1 assistant draftsman, second class, each.
1 assistant draftsman, fourth class (vacant)

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Total..

78, 262. 52

NOTE.-The bureau reports, in accordance with the provisions of section 2, act of July 11, 1890 (26 Stat. L., p. 267), that all the employees of the bureau are above a fair standard of efficiency

In connection with the above estimates attention is invited to bureau's letter No. 945-A210 of April 26, 1911, from which the following is quoted:

The bureau, in submitting the estimate for the clerical force has made recommendation for certain reratings and increases. This was considered imperative in view of the number of resignations and transfers which are constantly occurring, due to the lack of any reasonable prospect of advancement.

The bureau's losses in its clerical force through resignations and transfers during the past three years were more than 42 per cent of the force employed. Administrative work conducted under such conditions of frequent change is necessarily less efficient and less economical than when greater permanence of employment is assured. As the work of this branch of the Navy Departinent is largely of a technical nature, it is especially important that experienced clerks should be encouraged to remain in its employ, and it is believed that this result can only be obtained by providing reasonable promotion in general conformity with the recommendations contained herein.

The net total increase in the clerical force as proposed is only $3,040, or approximately 5 per cent of the present pay roll. It is strongly recommended that it be approved, in view of the greater increased cost of living, if for no other reason. The increase of $500 submitted for the chief clerk over the pay of that employee is considered by the bureau to be especially merited in view of the importance of the position, the exacting duties of the chief clerk, and the general qualifications of the present incumbent. With reference to the increase in pay for the technical employees of the bureau, as distinguished from the clerical employees, special provision is necessary, due to increased volume of work, requiring more force, and necessity for promotion.

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For preservation and completion of vessels on the stocks

and in ordinary; purchase of materials and stores of all kinds; steam steerers, pneumatic steerers, steam capstans, steam windlasses, aeroplanes, and all other auxiliaries; labor in navy yards and on foreign stations; purchase of machinery and tools for use in shops; carrying on work of experimental model tank; design. ing naval vessels; construction and repair of yard craft, lighters, and barges; wear, tear, and repair of vessels afloat; general care, increase, and protection of the Navy in the line of construction and repair; incidental expenses for vessels and navy yards, inspectors' offices, such as photographing, books, professional magazines, plans, stationery, and instruments for drafting room, and for pay of classified force under the bureau, eight million four hundred and seventy-nine thousand one hundred and forty-four dollars: Provided, That no part of this sum shall be applied to the repair of any wooden ship when the estimated cost of such repairs, to be appraised by a competent board of naval officers, shall exceed ten per centum of the estimated cost, appraised in like manner, of a new ship of the same and like material: Provided further, That no part of this sum shall be applied to the repair of any other ship when the estimated cost of such repairs, to be appraised by a competent board of naval officers, shall exceed twenty per centum of the estimated cost, appraised in like manner, of a new ship of the same size and like material: Provided further, That nothing herein contained shall deprive the Secretary of the Navy of the authority to order repairs of ships damaged in foreign waters or on the high seas, so far as may be necessary to bring them home: Provided further, That the sum to be paid out of this appropriation, under the direction of the Secretary of the Navy, for clerical, drafting, inspection, and messenger service in navy yards, naval stations, and offices of superintending naval constructors, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and thirteen, shall not exceed eight hundred and eight thousand and thirtynine dollars.....

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Note. In the event of the abolishment of the Bureau of Equipment the above estimates under appropriation “Construction and repair of vessels, 1913,” should be increased to a total of $9,831,544, and the following substituted for the above text, viz:

“For preservation and completion of vessels on the stocks and in ordinary; purchase of materials and stores of all kinds; steam steerers, pneumatic steerers, steam capstans, steam windlasses, aeroplanes, and all other auxiliaries; labor in navy yards and on foreign stations; purchase of machinery and tools for use in shops; carrying on work of experimental model tank; designing naval vessels; construction and repair of yard craft, lighters, and barges; wear, tear, and repair of vessels afloat; general care, increase, and protection of the navy in the line of construction and repair; incidental expenses for vessels and navy yards, inspectors' offices, such as photographing, books, professional magazines, plans, stationery, and instruments for drafting room, and for pay of classified force under the bureau; for hemp, wire, iron, and other materials for the manufacture of cordare, anchors, cables, galleys, and chains, specifications for purchase thereof shall be so prepared as shall give fair and free competition; canvas for the manufacture of sails, awnings, hammocks, and other work; interior appliances and tools for manufacturing purposes in navy yards and naval stations; and for the purchase of all other articles of equipage at home and abroad, and for the payment of sabor in equipping vessels therewith and manufacture of such articles in the several navy yards; naval signals and apparatus, other than electric, namely, signals, lights, lanterns, rockets, running lights, lanterns and lamps and their appendages for general use on board ship for illuminating purposes, and oil and candles used in connection therewith; bunting and other materials for making and repairing flags of all kinds; for all permanent galley fittings and equipage; rugs, carpets, curtains, and hangings on board naval vessels, nine million eight hundred and thirty-one thousand five hundred and forty-four dollars: Provided, That no part of this sum shall be applied to the repair of any wooden ship when the estimated cost of such repairs, to be appraised by

& competent board of naval officers, shall exceed ten per centum of the estimated cost, appraised in like manner, of a new ship of the same size and like material: Provided further, That no part of this sum shall be applied to the repair of any other ship when the estimated cost of such repairs, to be appraised by a competent board of naval officers, shall exceed twenty per centum of the estimated cost, appraised in like manner, of a new ship of the same size and like material: Provided further, That nothing herein contained shall deprive the Secretary of the Navy of the authority to order repairs of ships damaged in foreign waters or on the high seas, so far as may be necessary to bring them home: Provided further, That the sum to be paid out of this appropriation, under the direction of the Secretary of the Navy, for clerical, drafting, inspection, and messenger service in navy yards, naval stations, and offices of superintending naval constructors, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hun. dred and thirteen, shall not exceed eight hundred and sixty-seven thousand and thirty-nine dollars.

"In all, construction and repair of vessels, 1913, $9,831,544."

ESTIMATE D.-Increase of the Navy, construction and machinery; increase of the Navy,

torpedo boats; and increase of the Navy, colliers.

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1 Subject to change upon final settlement of Cyclops and receipt of reports of actual cost of work done by Government on account of changes and additions.

NOTE.—The above does not include any money for new ships which may be authorized at the next regular session of Congress.

WASHINGTON, D. C., October 10, 1911. SIR: 1. The bureaus submit herewith joint estimates, in duplicate (see estimate sheet D-1 and comparative statement forwarded herewith), under appropriations "Increase of the Navy, construction and machinery;" "Increase of the Navy, torpedo boats;" and “Increase of the Navy, colliers,” for the fiscal year 1913, for work on new vessels heretofore authorized by Congress, in lieu of the estimates submitted with bureau's joint letter of October 10, 1911 (C. and R. No. 945-A. 216 and S. E. No. 50638–604), as follows:

"INCREASE OF THE NAVY, CONSTRUCTION AND MACHINERY." Under the Bureau of Construction and Repair: For fiscal year 1912..

$15, 387, 553.00 For fiscal year 1913.

9, 472, 945.00

$24, 860, 498.00 Under the Bureau of Steam Engineering: For fiscal year 1912..

7, 027, 642.00 For fiscal year 1913.

5, 120, 000.00

12, 147, 642.00 Total estimated expenditures.....

37,008, 140.00 Estimated balance available to pay on the above July 1, 1911.. 32, 199, 435.00 Appropriation required for fiscal year 1913..

4,808, 705.00 "INCREASE OF THE NAVY, TORPEDO BOATS."

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Under the Bureau of Construction and Repair:
For fiscal year 1912..

$2,737, 420.00 For fiscal year 1913.

1, 345, 450.00

$4,082, 870.00 Under the Bureau of Steam Engineering: For fiscal year 1912..

1, 444, 596.00 For fiscal year 1913.

1,065, 000.00

2, 509, 596.00 Total estimated expenditures......

6,592, 466.00 Estimated balance available to pay on the above July 1, 1911.

5, 671, 819.00 Appropriation required for fiscal year 1913.

921, 647.00 "INCREASE OF THE NAVY, COLLIERS” (FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE “CYCLOPS" AND

“JUPITER”). Amount appropriated, acts of May 13, 1908, and June 24, 1910... $1,800,000.00 Less estimated cost of Cyclops ...

872, 605. 48 Estimated balance available for Jupiter......

927, 394.52 Estimated cost of Jupiter:

Limit of cost, exclusive of indirect charges, per naval act of Mar. 4, 1911...

1,200,000.00 Estimated cost of indirect charges.

308, 716.00 Total estimated cost of Jupiter.....

1, 508, 716.00 Estimated balance available for Jupiter.

927, 394.52 Appropriation required for fiscal year 1913..

581, 321. 48 2. Attention is invited to the fact that the estimated balance available for the Jupiter, mentioned above, is subject to change dependent upon final settlement of the Cyclops and the completion of work to be done by the Government on account of changes and additions, the actual cost of which will be charged to appropriation “Increase of the Navy, colliers."

3. As directed by the department in its letter mentioned above, the bureaus also submit, on the estimate sheets forwarded herewith, an estimate of $4,712,000 under appropriation “Increase of the Navy, construction and machinery," the amount required for the first year's work on account of hull and outfits and steam machinery of two battleships and two colliers in the Navy Department's proposed building program for 1913.

R. M. WATT.

H. I. CONE. The SECRETARY OF THE NAVY.

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SHIPBUILDING WORK AT NAVY YARDS.

Battleship New York.--Congress, in the naval appropriation act of July 24, 1910, provided for two battleships, and directed that one of these ships should be built at a navy yard. The Secretary of the Navy designated the navy yard, New York, as the place of building, and extensions of the building slip were taken in hand. The name New York was assigned to the vessel.

When estimates of the cost of construction of this battleship were received in the department, it was found that they exceeded the

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