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NEARLY EVERY GREAT POWER IX THE WORLD NOW HAS IX COMMISSION OR IS BfriLDlxc; or rs
MISS E. L. FLEMING. THE NORTH DAKOTA, ONE OF THE DREADNOUGHTS OF OUR NAVY, COMMISSIONED A FEW DAYS AGO.
A Permsula State girl, who will name the This vessel of 20,000 tons looks as the Florida */ill when completed. TKe 26.0C0-ton Arkansas and Wyommg will also be umiljr | appa^r,^
F!o-ida. <Copyrlght. 1909. by Carlqu* Muller )
half mi j jos in sinrs
'Powers Spending This Sum for Half
a Hundred Dreadnought*.
Tlie Dreadnottghi race is gaining In adv.. r
rapidly. Boon no nation wi.it l. do, ; . n.,j ponn k.,
HwdWQMgtil will be ill til. twlm," a Btatcmeuj
Vrhlch would lie literally true in case of a naval
combat with ■ Heel of these modern dragons »;
tli. sea. Th. m observations ore called forth i y
the growing Dumb) i of reports ■( decisiuna in
favor of appropriations for and launching! an I
speed trials of this new type of battleship.
In regard to Dreadnoughts one can bar llj>
prophesy with any accuracy ttrhal a Jaj *ill
bring forth. Although it is only t!-r<e nd a
fraction years since the Rrst of these all-big
ships demonstrated ii^ efficiency, nearly evtry
pow« r is planning for, 1 oilding or the | ogst -. or
of one or more of these |10,UOO,1KM) engines <>:
war. These nations art- setting a pace which
should make the hair of the members <>f peace
societies rise, a pace literally killing, financially
a? well as in the li. -h. ( «i, the basis of the cost
of the original Dreadnought the dfty-flve ships
of this dasa built or projected will represent
an expenditure of a round hair billion dollars.
All of this is suggested by two occurrences
among the many of a similar characU r whica
could be mentioned.
On May 11' ihe Florida, the fourth of the
Dreadnoughts constructed by the United States,
If all goes well, will slide down the ways at the
Brooklyn navy yard Into the peaceful waters
of the Bast River In the presence of President
Taft, Secretary Meyer and many well known
perrons concerned in the conduct of the navy
The first of the American fleet of this type of
vessels, the North Dakota, and the Delaware, ol
20,(K»0 tons displacement, have recently gone
Into commission and been added tr, the Atlantic
fleet, and the Utah, the sister ship of the Flor-
Ida, which ii beteg built at a private yard, was
launched a short time ago. The Utah and the
Florida, however, are to be nearly 2,000 tons
bu-;;er than the first pair of all-blg-gua ships.
Th- third pair of this < lass of ships; the Ar
kansas and the Wyoming, which are to be L>l,
THE GERMAN DREADNOUGHT NASSAU
One of four sister battleships of 18.500 tons each, the first of Germany's fleet of Dread,
noughts. The other, are the Westfal.n, the Rhe.nland and the Posen
M;\V*YOKK DAILY TIJHU'NK, SUNDAY, AI'KIL 24, lf>lo.
<X!<»-t(.i) v«ss.ls. < arryinp twelve lL'-lnch puns
■nd which will be the largest battleships in the
world, an- on the ways. COttgxeH is discussing
■ fourth pair. which may be t-vin larger and
rarry I l-im-h kiitis.
in other words, the United States is in the
rare with tin « Hut powers;
This race la so strenuous that no sooner doc*
no nation announce the launching of the big
x- st Dreadnought of all than another proceeds
to sei i n» m .De afloat. The North Dakota anil
the Delaware retained their humh for only a
Fhoti Jim. . Hardly had they had their steaming
trials l.it fall and demonstrated th» supe
riority <>v> r others Of their type than the Brit
ish governnv nt launched the Neptune, with a
displacement 250 torn greater, and the Van
guard, another British Dreadnought slightly
■mailer, broke the speed record of the North
Dakota of 22.23 knots, by travelling at the rate
of 22. 1 knots.
When lh( Utah was I— nched she was the
tttle?hip afloat, but a few d;!V3 ■
the -> ■•• ti'i occurrence, of th<- two rej»
! t" thai record was nullified by the
• • " Colossus, number nine of the
British il(«-t of Dreadnoughts to reach the water 1 .
The tint Dreadnoushi was H>f> feet long and of
!7>"» tons. This run- one, the Oral of a group
• >•<■ v< s-« Is of 22,54)0 tons each, is M." feet
lonaj The others arc the Bercohea and the
• >i ion.
Great Britain expects that ?hc will have
iwelve Dreadnoughts by the year 1012, all avail
able for service, equipped with ten 12-tneh Runs
< .!< h and each able to travel at a speed of up
ward of 22 knots. The vessels of this fleet al
i r.i'.y afloat are the Dreadnought, the Seller
>l'hon, the CoQlugvoud, the St. Vincent, the
Vanguard, the Teieraire, the Superb and the
Neptune. Another vessel, to be known as the
Lion, a MMM^n armored cruiser, which it is
• spected will be able to travel at a speed of US
or ■-!'.» knots* has been laid down, it may be
Imagined what the power of the engines of this
vessel win be when it is remembered that the
■peed which the Lusitania and the Mauritania
ar^ able to maintain across the ocean is be
tweea 'J."« and 20 knots, Of course, the Lion will
ntn t be as large in size as these vessels, although
THE MOST HEAVILY AH*-'
The Minas Geraes. Brazil's new Dreadnought, buiit in Er.^v.i. *
fired in broads is sufficient, if properly «5
4R»pro«!u< el l 5« *^

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