Shipping Board Operations; Hearings Before Select Committee on U. S. Shipping Board Operations, House of Representatives, Sixty-Sixth Congress, Second[-Third] Session ... PT. 1[-14 and General Index and Table of Contents] Volume 8

Shipping Board Operations; Hearings Before Select Committee on U. S. Shipping Board Operations, House of Representatives, Sixty-Sixth Congress, Second[-Third] Session ... PT. 1[-14 and General Index and Table of Contents] Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...for years in this country, affecting every ship measure that We desired to have put through by the Congress; if the policy is going to be to drift along, then I answer "no." But if we are going to get into the game and drive it through, "yes." The CHAIRMAN. In event that the Government is going to pursue.a vigorous policy in behalf of the merchant marine, what is to become.of this fleet of steam vessels; that is, if we are going to embark in constructing a motor--ship fleet or going to assistin the development of-a motor--ship fleet? Mr. DENMAN. Exactly what will become of the steam vessels of our opponents. The vast mass of fleets of the world are steam. They are gradually introducing the motor ship as the modern t pe of propulsion. We want to keep pace with them. These vessels will e used, gradually becoming obsolescent, and will go on the cheaper runs and the shorter runs, where saving of fuel does not mean so much. We must keep pace at least with our competitiors in the type of ship that they are using. We are more in need of it than the are, because, as I have said, we are a high-wage country, and the iesel engine cuts out a certain number of operators in the engine room. We are a bulk-carrying country, and we want space and large s ace on our ships. "We are an oil-producing country and have the oi for ships. We are a long-voyage country, across the Pacific and the Atlantic, and in the long-voyage savings are the savings in fuel consumption and larger cargo space. The CHAIRMAN. Isn't it a fact that practically all of the commerce brought to our orts today in competition with our own fleet arrives in steam-prop ed vessels? Mr. DENMAN. That is quite true, because the bulk of the fleets of the world...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236988566
  • 9781236988560