Hearings on the Proposed Reorganization of the Navy Department Before the Committee on Naval Affairs of the House of Representatives [December 16, 190

Hearings on the Proposed Reorganization of the Navy Department Before the Committee on Naval Affairs of the House of Representatives [December 16, 190

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Atlantic fleet were, highly efficient men for running their engine rooms, where they had also another trained set of men subordinate to themselves, warrant machinists to help them--not that I want to state that they were not better acquainted with it themselves, or that the warrant officers were not fully acquainted with it; they divided it--that does not make them skilled in a profession which is something very much higher than that of a ship's engineer, the highly specialized calling of a shop manager running a big shop employing all the way from a few hundred to 4,000 men. There are many line officers who are quite capable of efficiently running such shops, but they claim the control or the shops not because they are fitted for it by education and training, but because they are line officers, and that is the trouble and that is what I consider the fallacy of the whole matter. Mr. Padgett. Now, Mr. Paymaster-General, just there; you spoke a moment ago of the shop as industrial purely. Paymaster-General Rogers. Yes, sir. Mr. Padgett. Without expressing my opinion, but for the purpose of submitting the question, is not that the other swing of the pendulum from the military, and could there not be a combination in which the military feature and the industrial feature could be combined so that the line officer could have his experience and instruction in the shop and at the same time the shop could be conducted along industrial lines? Paymaster-General Rogers. I think that the shop ought to be conducted on purely industrial lines. I think also the men who are in charge of the shop should go to sea to a certain extent, and be in touch with the sen. I think some of the naval constructors should go to sea, and I think the chief constructor...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236486234
  • 9781236486233