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One of the hardest books I have ever read. LaDuke does not hesitate to rub our noses in the abuses perpetrated by European invaders over the last several centuries. I had hoped for more positive ... Read full review
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40 feet acres additional navy yard advantages aeronautic aeroplanes Angeles Appendix aviation bases building capacity Carquinez Strait cent channel Charleston Charleston Navy Yard coal commandant Commission on Navy consideration construction cubic yards deep water depth of water desirable Dike dredging dry docks engineer equipment establishment existing navy yards facilities fleet gallons harbor Hunters Point improvements increase Island Navy Yard land letter maintenance Mare Island Navy Mare Island Strait material mean low water miles naval base naval station Navy Department necessary North Island officers operating Orleans Pacific coast paragraph Pensacola pier plant present Puget Sound purposes railroad recommended repair San Diego San Diego Bay San Francisco Bay San Pablo Bay ships shore silt Sound Navy Yard storehouse submarine suitable supply tidelands tion turning basin United States Navy vessels water front wharf yard or naval Yards and Naval
Page 128 - is some 1,445 acres of this property, and it can be acquired at approximately $2,000 an acre. We have submitted a report which shows the figures, and if there are any other questions, I would be glad to answer them upon that subject.
Page 119 - advisability of improving existing or establishing an additional navy yard or naval station on the Atlantic coast south of Cape 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
Page 120 - 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
Page 23 - navy yard so as to permit full utilization of its docking and repair facilities for work of all kinds within the limits of the capacity of its dry dock and the depth of water which can be maintained, without undue annual expenditure, in the channel approaches from the sea to the navy yard.
Page 2 - present fortifications are extensive and powerful and are being increased. San Francisco Bay is the only body of water on the Pacific coast south of Cape Flattery offering a safe anchorage from wind and weather to a large number of ships, which can be entered under all ordinary conditions of wind and sea (except possibly in a
Page 49 - building program will be felt at the New York yard almost immediately in the matter of increased demand for material. The development of the yard along lines suggested by the General Board will call for a very large increase in storage facilities of all kinds. The increased building and manufacturing activities of the yard, the difficulties
Page 57 - at anchor in Hampton Roads. A branch warehouse of the supply department at Norfolk should be located at Old Point, or at. the Jamestown Exposition grounds, wherein supplies in, large quantities received by rail and by steamer could be unloaded expeditiously and stored for delivery to vessels of the fleet, either by lighter or by ships' boats.
Page 239 - 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
Page 50 - as desirable as the construction of the single large storehouse; but storage conditions at the New York yard are now so congested that it would be almost impossible to efficiently carry on the work of the supply department if the new building were erected on the site of present
Page 9 - investigate and report upon the necessity, desirability, and advisability of improving existing or establishing an additional navy yard or naval station on the Atlantic coast south of Cape 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.”