San Francisco Bay Naval Base Sites: Hearings Before the Special Joint Committee of Congress on Pacific Coast Naval Bases, Sixty-sixth Congress, Third Session. Relative to the Establishment of a Naval Base on San Francisco Bay
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1920 - Navy-yards and naval stations - 215 pages
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Page 129 - I am not a technical man, will be happy to answer to the best of my ability, any questions you may have.
Page 41 - ... maneuver, and refit, in times of war as well as in times of peace; in a harbor adjacent to a large city; within easy access by street and vehicular transportation; where labor can be readily obtained and labor itself find places of abode at lowest cost of living within easy distance of the naval base; where direct rail and water transportation can be obtained at all times from all directions and in all seasons; where the climate is good and equable; and where work can be...
Page 40 - In arriving at such designation the commission shall take into consideration all strategical and other military considerations as well as all industrial elements necessary for the economical and successful operation of such a yard or station, including local conditions as to labor and material. Said report shall also contain an estimated cost of the necessary buildings, shops, piers, sea walls, and equipment of said yard or station together with the estimated annual cost of maintenance thereof. Said...
Page 40 - Navy not below the rank of commander to investigate and report at the beginning of the next regular session of Congress if practicable, and if not, as soon thereafter as practicable, as to the necessity, desirability, and advisability of establishing an additional navy yard or naval station on the Pacific coast of the United States. And if such a navy yard or naval station be recommended as necessary and advisable, said report shall designate the most suitable site and the estimated cost thereof,...
Page 74 - Bethlehem yard, one of the largest buildings of its kind in the United States, stands upon filled ground very similar in character to that found on the Alameda site.
Page 85 - ... meter or meters, in the 15-minute interval in which the consumption of electricity is greater than in any other 15-minute interval in the month, or, nt the option of the company, the maximum demand may be determined by test.
Page 4 - Hon. James Rolph, jr., mayor of the city and county of San Francisco; John C.
Page 40 - Said com/mission shall also investigate and report as to the necessity, desirability, and advisability of abolishing any existing navy yard or naval station, and if such action is recommended, to report fully the reasons therefor and the advantages to be obtained thereby.
Page 40 - ... report as to the Pacific coast. "Said commission shall also investigate and report as to the necessity, desirability, and advisability of establishing submarine and aviation bases on the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific coasts and other possessions of the United States, and as to the cost and location thereof: Provided, That the sum of $10,000 is hereby appropriated to defray the expenses of said commission, including drafting...
Page 40 - Hatteras or on or near the United States coast of the Gulf of Mexico or in the Caribbean Sea of a character adequate for the proper naval defense of that portion of the country. Said report shall contain all the information of like character as directed in the preceding paragraph relating to the investigation and report as to the Pacific coast. Said commission shall also investigate^ and report as to the necessity, desirability, and advisability of establishing submarine and aviation bases on the...