Information Concerning Some of the Principal Navies of the World: A Series of Tables Compiled to Answer Popular Inquiry. Office of Naval Intelligence, December, 1911

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1912 - Navies - 25 pages
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Page 9 - II includes vessels authorized but not yet laid down, as well as those actually under construction. Vessels built. Vessels bu Battlcshiiis. Dreadnought ty|ie a Battleships. b Armored cruisers Invincible typt- '• Armored cruisers Destroyers Submarines Coast defense vessels e Battleships.
Page 8 - Armored cruisers having guns of largest caliber in main battery and capable of taking their place in line of battle with the battleships. They have an increase of speed at the expense of carrying fewer guns in main battery, and a decrease in armor protection. • Includes all unarmored cruising vessels above 1,500 tons displacement.
Page 7 - The Admiral of the Navy. * The United States now has, temporarily, as extra numbers, due to promotion for war service and to officers restricted by law to engineering duty only on shore only, 12 flag officers, 26 captains, 4 commanders, 11 lieutenant commanders, and 1 lieutenant.
Page 9 - Germany has a continuing shipbuilding program, governed by a fleet law authorized by the Reichstag. For 1912 there are authorized 1 battleship, 1 Battle cruiser, 2 cruisers, 12 destroyers.
Page 24 - This is an increase of $5,234,700 over the estimates for the preceding year. The Japanese Diet has recently authorized the amalgamation of the existing shipbuilding programs or appropriations into one under the title of " expenses for maintaining naval preparations." The unexpended balance of the existing appropriations amounts to $82,892,305, to which was added a further sum of $40,947,130 for the purpose of enlarging ships already authorized but not yet commenced. The total sum available, therefore,...
Page 9 - NOTE. — Vessels undergoing trials are considered as completed. The following vessels are not included in the tables: Those over 20 years old unless they have been reconstructed and rearmed since...
Page 9 - Includes smaller battleships and monitors. No more vessels of this class are being proposed or built by . the great powers.
Page 24 - The naval appropriation for 1911-12 amounts to $37,676,548. In 1909 the Italian parliament passed a law which established the naval program for each year up to 1916. Recently parliament passed another law extending this program to include the years 1916-17 and 1917-18. A certain sum is allowed each year for new constructions and the maintenance of the fleet. The number and type of ships to be laid down each year is determined by the minister of marine ; therefore, it is not possible to know what...
Page 9 - ... $78,837,591 authorized to be expended from 1911 to 1917 for the construction of war vessels. • Russian shipbuilding program provides for the completion by 1918 of 4 battle cruisers, 8 small cruisers, 36 destroyers, and 18 submarines.
Page 25 - REFERENCE BOOKS. PROBABLY MAY BE FOUND IN A PUBLIC LIBRARY. Navy Yearbook (Pulsifer). — Giving annual appropriations and various acts relating to the Navy, beginning 1883; alphabetical list of all United States vessels, with data on same; list...

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