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 - fvomtion or TIIK XAVX- ; Tiie American navy...
fvomtion or TIIK XAVX- ; Tiie American navy department has, plans for a 3o,iM)0-ton warship armed j with fifteen-inch rifles and armored i below against torpedoes and above against aerial booniB dropped from aeroplanes. Naval architecture is no Rtandpat science. It is rapid iy progressive. Cruiser, armored cruiser, battleship, dreadnought, super-dreadnought, supra - dreadnought, hyper - dreadnought and more dreadnoughts have followed close upon each other. The American navy is a builder. Congress should stand by it. It is the flying artillery of the seas. It costs money, but It js an Insurance of peace and a general measure of national economy. Some congressmen prate against the extravagance of warships and some owners of firetraps protest against the cost of setting up fire escapes. In naval architecture the United States Is abreast, if not a little Iq advance, of the rest of the world, and yet it wus only a few years ago that the United States had a few old wooden ships with picturesque Indian names, while In Europe Thunderers, Invlneibles, Inflexions, Terrible, etc., all o Iron, cruised around. . The evolution of the American navy has been remarkable. I

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  1. Albuquerque Journal,
  2. 27 Mar 1912, Wed,
  3. Page 6

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