AIDS to Navigation and Pay in the Lighthouse Service; Hearings ... on H.R. 11849 and H.R. 14899 ...

AIDS to Navigation and Pay in the Lighthouse Service; Hearings ... on H.R. 11849 and H.R. 14899 ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...of peculiar character have to be built for your service? Mr. PUTNAM. Yes, sir; we have found it practically impossible to use vessels built for other services except in the case of small tenders. One of our vessels anchored off Cape Hatteras or Nantucket has to undergo the most severe service in the world, and the present design is the result of long experience in getting a type of vessel that will withstand the violent storms, anchored there in the open ocean. Mr. MERRITT. I suppose that the fee of a naval architect on "a single one of those vessels would amount to more than the salary you pay to your superintendent of naval construction? Mr. PUTNAM. Yes, sir; I have no doubt it would. I think his fee on a single vessel would be very much more than Mr. Gillette's salary in a year or two years. A Mr. PARKER. Take, for instance, the Norfolk district: How many men are there in the Norfolk district under the superintendent of that district? Mr. PUTNAM. In the fifth lighthouse district, which has headquarters at Baltimore--Capt. King, the superintendent, is here---there are 633 persons employed; there are 18 vessels; and 83 lighthouses which have keepers. Mr. PARKER. What is the size of the vessels. do you remember? Mr. PUTNAM. The larger tenders are of 1,000 tons displacement, loaded. In the" fifth district there are eight light vessels; they range in length from 135 feet to 80 feet. They are comparatively small vessels, but they are of special design and very strongly built for that purpose. In the same district there are eight lighthouse tenders; they are the supply vessels." They also are of special construction to carry on this particular kind of work, to handle the heavy buoys and supplies for the service. Mr....show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123679902X
  • 9781236799029