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EVENINO BULLETIN, HONOLULU, T II., WHDNTSDAY, SKI'T. 2, 1908.
. OUR BIG1 CRUISERS INCLUDED IN SWINBURNE FLEET
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BiR CruTssrs Described
Dining llio S inlili w.u, tlio ni-.
nmiivl i rnlicr give such clear ilrtn
cnstriitlnu of lln Miluc, Unit It wan
ixit Ion fT I rfuic Congiesj Iriil mithoi
1cil tlio roiiblrucllon of n powciful
cIllKI llf fl 15 lf tile 0 hlllps, to tt'l-
body llio latest lilum foi this type.
The r iss Includes tl.o California ati'l
Smilli Dnkot.i, hullt lit Sm Prancls-'
o; the Colorado nnil I'ciiiihj 1 vaiiln,
Imlll by Ct;tmps; iiihI the M.ir land
rtinl West Virginia, liullt b) tho
New poll New.l Shipbuilding Com-'
panj These ships mo (:! feet long,
ro feet 0 I -I' Inches heain. nnil 21
feet I liieli ill. in. in which ilr.ift
the) displace H.fiM) tons In out
waitl appearance they nro oNcesillng
I) handsome uhfps, with two in.if.ti
a nil fun i funnel!. Their ficrhouil
Millet fioni 2" feet nt tho how mill
i.loin to about 1!) feet amidships 'I ho
projection (oiikIiH of n continuous
lielt from C In :! I-.! Indies In thick-'
neri, iiiMiel.iteil with n del. having
i thlikncsiof I tin lies on tho slopes,
nnil I 1-J inihiM on tlio lint. Above'
the main lielt, tho utile of tho ship
amidships, for .ihonl one-third of tho
ship's length, hi piolc toil liy Inihet
of minor with 1 InihiM tiaiisvciso
bulkheads. "I ho main hatteiy of
four S-lin.li guns Is ttnlcd In two
turrets forw.ud and lift, nntl tho
fourteen ll-lnch kiuih nro inoimlcil In
n rentl.il hioulslilo hattc and In
tast'iimlcs, (en of tlio gunti on tho
Kim dock anil four on the main deck.
Tlieio Is nlso a battel) of eighteen
I l-poiindcis moiintoil on llio gun
ilerk anil In the Biiporstrurtuio. The
i hips woio designed to mnke J2 knots
nllh 22,00(1 horsepower, lint IIiIk was
In ovoij i.nc excei-ilcd, tlio I'eim
Hjlv.inli making ahont 22 1-2 knots,
anil tho other ve-wls from o l:i to
0.21 knot In oxi ess of tile coiittiict
Kpecil Tho ships carrj a ni.ilnuini
Kiippl) of 2,01)0 tons rf mil, nnil each
U lltlcd with two 18-liuh "iibmcrgoil
torpedo tubes. 8iibsciuontl, four
iriithcift v, cm authorised, which mu
nearly 1,000 tona laigor than tho
California clisa, anil omhoily Im
pioements In the armament anil ar
mor plan. Theme nie tlio Wnsltlng
tiin, hullt liy tho New Yoik Ship-
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. ARMORED CRUISERS, INCLUDING ADMIRAL SWINBURNE'S FLAGSHIP WEST VIRGINIA, AT THE HONOLULU NAVAL DOCKS
NO CHANGES IN
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UTAH AND FLORIDA
hullilliiK Cntiipui; tho Trnnenno, hullt hy N'e.ifle ft I.exy of Plilladc!-.lie ucfnl fur Minuting put poses; hut
hullt .it Ci.imns. ami tho Montana nlihi. In lcw nt tlio hle of tlicho tonltl etignKc onl BhlpH as poorly
anil North Ciiiolln... now hi.ll.lliiK at uhlpH, 9,700 tons, It Is uniortunato ! Ircl"tctl as tlieinrehes.-Sclenllflc
.N'rwjioit News. 'I ho Imprinementrt (lint the) xhoiihl he mi poorly pio
io:slst of liiiKtlieulliR tho licit until tti.hil. Their aruioi pl ins show n
It i.MiiiiIh well hejonil tho liirhottes piolec.the dec k mil) 2 to :i Inihts in Olllilal tests were made hero toil.iy
or the in.ilii guns; luhslltiittm; four thickness, anil a partial licit of l-lnili of tho nolscli ss rltle linentlon of'
til. hull lll.r.llll , itiiiih hi lil.irn of ntmni wllli l.ltirti nritwit fur llin lllt-ntu I'nrrv Illnyhii Tim (nslu uiirn I
the foui S-ltit li l.'i-eillhei i;uns. anil protection of the ceiiti.il hittcry. Tho computed liy Major Keiinth Morgan,! B'dttleShlP COnStrUCt'lOII IS
milling a p. ill of n-lmli guns to tlm ships t.irry-c.iih font teen 0-lnili .'.o- Captain Allen, anil Lieutenant Meals, " .
te onilnry Inttei), making hUlccu in (iillher guns, one mounted forward, of the Ann). It was discovered that nOl 10 DC A I l6r6(J
nil. iiiiu mi iiLiiiiiu Miiritia, nun inu iiiiiui 1110 iciiiiiiiuii iiiii iiiuiii lie iirniti
Although the ihlps of this class mo twclvo liclng tnrrlcil on tlio gun ami B7nil jarila, while with tho noiseless
the eon i of those aimored crnlhcisl main decks within the tentrnl hat- device It could he heard only lr.nij
of foielgn n.ules ilealgnc.l nt tlio tcry. Tlio wsscls hno tnnilo speeds janls Thus "I per rent, of tho
niim dale, the) nie enljrel) outclass- of slightly incr 22 knots nn trial, noire Is ollnilateil li the Maxim lo
rd l tho la I i.i nrmoicil iruhers of which is hair n knot alien e I he on- ventlon, The tioUe heard does tint
in he' milcs, t.uch as tho .Inpincso tract icci ill lenient. Klftcen hunched tound like the itlsrharge of n gun,
1 iiiki'ha " with Its foui' 12's, twolxo tons of coal can he stored li tho hut nioro like the click of a hammer
li'H anil twcle I 7'a, mill tlio llrltlsh hunkers The fighting Millie of theso nn mi empty shell
luvtmthto i l.n-s, c.ur)liig eight 12's ships Is sninll; thoimh they aie no i After tho tests at Sixteen Acres
nnil sIxHeii I -I tic.li gnus. I worse than the coutcinpornrj llrlttsli linuge. tests will he mide at tho W'a-
ProtOCt3il Cri'issr Charleston (ships of the "County" class, several ttcrshlps itingc. ami It was illscnvoreil
Chns of Thvco Ships '"f which hne tutted our eastern I that the In is In velocity with tho new
Wo liuvo iccntl) added to the nn- haihnrs in leient eais. In a umilern .device Is sonictlilng leis than C per
vj thico protccteil crulseis which, In engagement, theso essolK would ho cent. This could lint ho determined
lci,' of iluclo:iuients since tho Jap- (julto iinnhlc to engage tho up-to-date Inccuratoly, as Maxim had shortened
nncso win, nro of dnuhtfiil alue. rrutscni nf homo fniclgn navies, audi tho rlflo for his device. I'urther
Them lire tho Charleston, hullt nt against ships of tliclr own typo they tests will he made lnv few ilas and
Newport News, tho Milwaukee, hiiiltwotihl ! teirlhly cut up liy shell flroitho doyleo then will (ftp screwed to n
ut Sin rrnnclhto: and the St. Ixiuls, of tho rapld-flVe hattcrles. They will barrel of regular length.
full load. It is eleven Inches In
thlckncM at midships.
iFor future battleships, howeer,
the rcporl will recommend that tho
armor licit he lowered, hecnuso tho
great advance toward perfecting tor
pedoes and increasing their radius of
action has demonstrated that greater
protection hclow the water linn will
have to be provided.
The conference has also dei Ided
that 5-Inch rather than 6-Inch guns
arc hotter as tho principal guns nf
tho secondary battery for defence
against torpedo attack. There will
WASHINGTON, I) C, Aug. 21. In. no change, however. In the size or
Tho summer confcrcnie nf officers at location of tho larger guns,
the Naval War Cnllcgo nt Nowport.' No changes In the ennstructlun of
which fnr tho lijst six weeks hat been tho battleships, It Is said, will lie
dlsciisjlng battleship designs, will not nindc. Military masts will he nhan
recommend any Inimedlato finances doncd, and tlC new battleships will
in location of the width of the main be equipped, with one, and possjbly
minor belt. It was learned hnro to- two, steel flro-control towers, ninety
day that two new battleships, tho feet high.. similar to tho typo tested
Florida and Utah, will have tho samo recently In Hampton Itoads.
nrmor protection along tho water) It Is-understood tho report of tho
lino as tho vessels of the Delaware conferenco wll bo submitted to l'res
tpc. Tho Delaware tpo of battle- Ident Roosevelt In a few dajs, and as
fillips havo a main armor belt eight 'soon, as ho hns approved tho plans,
feet wide, six and three-fourths. feotprellmlnary work will begin on. tho
of which Is below tho water ll'mrnt Florida, which Is to bo built at the
New York Na) Yard, and advertise
I ments will he Issued for tlio con
'striictlon of the I'tnli, which Is to ho
hullt hy private contract.
A later cablegram stntcs that tho
President hns approved the plans for
tho Utah and Florida.
Charley Mahood, who trained Tcr
y McCnvemn fnr all of the lattcr'H
jhlg lights, was engaged last night by
I.each Cross to train him for his com
Mug six-round battle with Tommy
Murph), which will be decided nt
the htage of the Navarre A. C, nt
I Itliuer Park, tonight. Cross inado a
good move In selecting Mnjliood, ns
the latter knows the gamu from A
Tniiini) Kyan, who retired from
tho ring. Is nuvv n club matchmaker.
Ho has organized a club at his homo
at Ucnton Harbor, Mich., and ban
BUned Clarence Forbes, tho Western
lightweight, to meet "Kid" Hermann
of Chicago for twenty rounds, nt tho
opening show on Labor Day. II) nn
will officiate as refcreo.
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