Estimates Submitted by the Secretary of the Navy, 1915; Hearings Before Committee on Naval Affairs, House of Representatives, on Estimates Submitted by the Secretary of the Navy, 1915

Estimates Submitted by the Secretary of the Navy, 1915; Hearings Before Committee on Naval Affairs, House of Representatives, on Estimates Submitted by the Secretary of the Navy, 1915

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...fi'Jjht the war to a finish, as long as they have a man or a ship left. Now, under those circumstances, when this war is concluded, do you think we will need the same naval program to continue which we maintained last year, when the same conditions do not exist? Secretary Daniels. Most assuredly I do, and for this reason: We are neutral among the nations and delicate questions arise every week. None of us believe that any of these questions will arise to embarrass us. I am sure all of us hope they will not. But you can never say they will not, and when there is a fire all about you can not sometimes stop the spread of the flames. It is not impossible that we may be involved. 1 do not think it is probable. I do not think we will be involved, and I am sure that the President will use every influence and power he has to keep us from being involved, but we Ciin not say positively that we may not be. Therefore I would say it 75563--15 38 would be a mistake and a great wrong not to continue to strengthen our navy. Mr. Gray. I hardly think you get the proposition I have in mind, and perhaps I am not able to present it clearly. If a program of two ships w-s sufficient last year, as against England, would the same proportion be necessary this vear as against England? Secretary Daniels. We did not build against England. Mr. Gray. I am simply taking one nation at a time. Secretary Daniels. If we were building a navy as against England, a two-btttloship program would be much too small. The Chairman. We are not building against any nation in particular? Secretary Daniels. We are building a good navy. Mr. Gray. What would you saj-with regard to Germany? Would the same program be necessary? Secretary Daniels. I think so. I think it is essential for us to...show more

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  • Paperback | 554 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 975g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236580435
  • 9781236580436