Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1915

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Page 6 - For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see, Saw the Vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be; Saw the heavens fill with commerce, argosies of magic sails, Pilots of the purple twilight, dropping down with costly bales ; Heard the heavens fill with shouting, and there rain'da ghastly dew From the nations...
Page 250 - That no part of any sum herein appropriated shall be expended for the purchase of structural steel, ship plates, armor, armament, or machinery...
Page 245 - Provided, 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 United States inspectors of machinery and engineering 'material for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1928, shall not exceed $1,575,000.
Page 22 - Senate and chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs of the House of Representatives shall be ex officio members of said Board.
Page 247 - That no part of this sum shall be applied to the repairs of any wooden 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...
Page 247 - ... 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...
Page 251 - ... class, to have the highest practicable speed and greatest desirable radius of action, and to cost, exclusive of armor ana armament, not to exceed seven million four hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars.
Page 50 - I have been in almost daily communication with Admiral Fletcher, and I have tested his temper. I have tested his discretion. I know that he is a man with a touch of statesmanship about him, and he has grown bigger in my eye each day as I have read his dispatches, for he has sought always to serve the thing he was trying to do in the temper that we all recognize and love to believe is typically American.
Page 79 - The Government has recognized heroism upon the water, and bestows medals of honor upon those persons who by extreme and heroic daring have endangered their lives in saving, or endeavoring to save, lives from the perils of the sea in the waters over which the United States has jurisdiction, or upon an American vessel. This recognition should be extended to cover cases of conspicuous bravery and selfsacrifice in the saving of life in private employments under the jurisdiction of the United States,...
Page 247 - ... 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...

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