Navy Department; Hearings Before the Subcommittee on the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Appropriation Bill Relating to the Navy Department, 66th Congress, 3D Session

Navy Department; Hearings Before the Subcommittee on the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Appropriation Bill Relating to the Navy Department, 66th Congress, 3D Session

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...the Navy Department, maps, charts, and nautical books relating to and required in navigation, and to publish and furnish them to navigators at the cost of printing and paper, and to purchase the plates and copyrights of such existing maps, charts, navigators' sailing directions and instructions as he may consider necessary, and when he may deem it expedient to do so, and under such regulations and instructions as he may prescribe. (Act Jan. 12, 1895.) We see that, under the above laws, it is the duty of the Hydrographic Office, under the direction of the Secretary of the Navy, to provide charts, sailing directions, and other navigational publications for vessels of the Navy, and to place the same material on sale for the " use of navigators generally, "at the cost of printing and paper." CHARTS. You will see from that that we first manufacture charts and such things, and the Government pays the cost of production of the plates for the use of the Navy, for a military purpose. Then, as the same things happen incidentally to be useful for merchant ships. Congress has provided that we shall make some extra copies and sell them to merchant ships and navigators generally, at the cost of printing and paper only. Other legislation gives to the Coast and Geodetic Survey the responsibility for this work so far as it relates to United States territorial waters, leaving only foreign waters and the high seas under the jurisdiction of the Hydrographic Office. In spite of every possible past effort on the part of the Hydrographic Office there are still many areas of foreign waters for which the office has as yet been unable to supply its own charts; and when the office is called upon to furnish charts of those areas to United States naval vessels...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236527984
  • 9781236527981