Hearings Beginning March 9, 1908-April 30, 1908 Volume 1

Hearings Beginning March 9, 1908-April 30, 1908 Volume 1

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... board?--A. I do not just quite understand you, Mr. Broussard. Q. I understand that these boats are advertised by the Navy Department upon the recommendation of the board of construction; is that correct?--A. No, sir. Q. How are they advertised?--A. The Department in April Q, . Of last year?--A. Last year, issued a circular asking everyone to put in their bids for submarine boats. Q. Without giving the number at all?--A. Without giving the number at all. sir. These were to be put in by each of the competing companies prior to the beginning of the tests, their prices, and so on, the evident object of it being that no winning company could, after they had won. raise their price or anything of that kind, and those bids were put in by our company, and I presume they were put in by the competing company--in fact, it was published that they were--and the next information that we had about the matter was the unanimous report of the board of construction approving the trial board's report, and recommending that we receive a contract for eight boats. Q. Now, did you get the contract for the eight boats?--A. No, sir. In June, after this report was made, I think that I am not misstating it in saying that the Secretary publicly stated that he proposed to give a contract for eight boats to the Electric Boat Company. Q. The Secretary of the Navy publicly stated?--A. It was published in all the papers and was evidently authentic. Q. Well, now, what happened to keep you from getting the eight boats after this statement had been made?--A. That is a very hard question; we have been trying to find out what did happen. Q. What occurred within your knowledge that kept you from getting the eight boats, as it had been given out that your company would get the eight...show more

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  • Paperback | 622 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,093g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236659562
  • 9781236659569