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Hearings on Estimates Submitted by the Secretary of the Navy, 1916 Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 Excerpt: ...in great emergency. Admiral Giuffin. Yes. Mr. Roberts. If wo wanted to get all the facilities of the country, we would have to consider those Great Lakes plants. The Chairman. All right. Admiral, just give us a full statement of this matter. Admiral Griffin. Yes, sir. The capabilities of navy yards are--Portsmouth, N. II.--Has not foundry or machine shop facilities for undertaking engine work. Is deficient in large tools needed for repair of vessels based on that Boston, Mass.--Is deficient in large tool equipment for machine dh(;p, hut in other respects is equipped to handle comparatively large work. Boiler shop is too small for laying out and erecting work. New York, N. Y.--Is equipped to do large work. Some additions to tool equipment are necessary. Philadelphia, Pa.--Foundry is rather small, but the equipment generally is such that with the addition of a few tools, this yard could proceed with the manufacture of machinery for large ships. Norfolk, Va.--A new foundry is badly needed at this yard, but the present facilities are such that machinery for medium-size ships can be undertaken. Some additional tools will, however, be necessary. Charleston, S. C.--With the addition of a few large tools this yard would he equipped to do the machine work on the machinery of gunboats, submarines, and destroyers. A new foundry would be needed to meet all the demands for machinery of this character. Key West, Fla.--Some additions to the shop equipment is necessary to properly equip this station for the repair of small vessels. It has no faii'ities for building. Mure Island, Cal.--With some additions to the tool equipment, this yard can build the machinery for large ships. Pwiel Sound, Wash.--This yard is in condition to undertake the manufa"ture of machinery for ... Hide synopsis

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