Report on the Naval Investigation; Views of the Minority of the Subcommittee on Naval Affairs, United States Senate

Report on the Naval Investigation; Views of the Minority of the Subcommittee on Naval Affairs, United States Senate

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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: ...service. The Beetle, Burrows, Cassin, Cummings, Fanning, Henley, Jarvis, Jenkins, Jouett Monaghan, OBrieri, Parker, Wai-rington, and Wilkes were operating, but were sent to navy yards for repairs before being sent abroad. Of those not operating, repairs were completed on the CunJiirifj May 12. on the Jarvis Mav 10, on the McCall May 23, on the Terry May 21.; The fact that 28 of these 44 modern destroyers sailed for Europe before the end of May and 35 before the end of June shows that only in a few cases were extensive repairs, entailing considerable time, required. The continuous service of these destroyers in European waters and the few repairs required in the long period they were there is proof of their excellent condition when they were sent on distant service. The " deductions " introduced by the chairman appear to have been based--First. On the theory that any ship listed for repairs is not ready for Avar service, not " fit to fight," when it is well known that practically every ship is always asking some repairs or changes it desires, most of which have nothing to do with its fighting efficiency. Second. On supposed " complements " based on the number of men on board ships during the war, when vessels were being used for training purposes and were crowded with recruits far in excess of fighting complements. Third. On figuring in his percentages old vessels of slight or no military value--outworn craft which require constant repairs to put into or keep in service. For instance, he says: It is furthermore noteworthy that one battleship, the Oregon, was not ready until April 7. 1919 (two years!). One cruiser, the Salem, was not ready until November 1, 1917 (208 dnys), and one destroyer, the Mayrant, was not ready until March 14, 1918...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123666583X
  • 9781236665836