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\y m >Ill]sK OK THE DERADNOU6HT CLASS, WHICH COST ABOUT TEN MILLIONS APIECE.
THE BRITISH BATTLESHIP BELLEROPHON. One cf G-«-»t Errtam". latest Dreadnought*. Of this type the British navy, •foos the launch. ng of the Colossus a few days ago, has nine afloat, more than twice as many as any other nation. • IN COMMISSION. ' '2-<r\zh Sl ,r. The combined energy of it« projectile* *" P bodily twtrrty.fcix feet into the air. »*a»ac Ai-.tr ... ■ J KKW-YORK DAHT TRim*NE. SUNDAY, APRIL MJ 1910. factor. She will carry as many 12-inch guns as the 1 >r> adnoughts. Including the Infl< xibl.\ the Invincible, the In <li.ii.ital U' and tbc ImtTfathraMr. armored <ruis ers only a f«w htindre.ls of tons smaller than the Dreadnoughts, carrying eight 12-inch runs •a« h an.l travelling at 26 knots. Great Britain expects to be Ik - possessor two years from MM of sixteen Dreadnoughts and cruisers of the In- >..':. type. The shipyards of Great Britain have demonstrated that they fan turn cut bat tWshijs ; t a h:!i rate of speed, for Ihe Col ssua ■ i ■ .-n ,i.- ways only bine months. The reason for England's baste In the con struction "f Dreadnoughts i- understood when it is pointed out lhai Germany expect* to have seventeen vessels ul the Dreadnought and t!..- Inflexible classes in 1912. Emperor WlUianTa shipyards lasi yeai demonstrated v.ht they could do. It was reckoned i record wr In naval construction. German; \- «':■:■ ■. • Bor< four available Dreadnoughtu, the sslstcr ships Kassau, \V.>; :'..'• n. Rhcintand and Poscn, all of 18.500 tons displacement and nr:;i.-d with t\v<h.> 11 -Inch riv.- large tattlcships look the crater last year. Among th. ■<■ were ihc 301,000-ton battleships Ostfrieslai I Tl rinscn and H.1u.. 1;;r..1. The* ■rill I* the flrsl <>f ihe German Dreadnoughts to be armed with 12-inch g-usi*. I"'.. will each carry twelve of thos mighty (3<>:_ r of a ;r. and In Bttnament, thci for<\ will be superior to any of :::• ftfThtins rr;:ft <-f *'<r< ;.t Bl it. in. Tii' armored cruiser Yon der Turn a \•• ■■.-• I <.f I>.7<*» tone, or 800 t'-ns target than the first Dr. a<!n<!jclit. and ■ sist< r ship known aa "C" met* ala • put overboard by Germany last yeai These uikli will be able to travel at -'."> knots, oni knot Blower than the Inflexible* and will carry ten 11-inch puns in place of the Inflexible*' cipht 12-inch ones. Germany also completed last y< ar two small cruiser-! of 3.000 tons, capa ble of travelling at 27 to 28 knots, and twelve destroyers. Three more battleships of the style of the Helgoland, except that they will have tut bin.' engines, were laid down last year. They will be known as the Brsata Prithjof, ih« Brsats HUdebrand and the Brsata imdall. An armored cruiser styled "H." probably similar to the Yon dor Tann and the "'l'; two more sir.ai" Lfulsera. twelve ieatroyrn and SMM Bub AN ANTIQUATED BATTLESHIP. The Texas, which cost the Un.ted States $4.:02.000 and which was one of the victorious fV-t at Santiago, is so far behind the times that Aith twenty-five other well known vessels ot tho navy it is to b« discarded from the line. It is only two sevenths the size cf the Florida. marinos are also on the ways of German yards f«,r Emperor William's fleet. The progress: which Germany Is making In naval strength Is illustrated When it is pointed out that osje year ago that country had no Dreadnoughts afloat and could muster only fourtei n battleships capable of fighting effeo tively al modern rani as ag.iitist twenty-flvsj flying the United States Hag and forty-nine Britis! ships. When all of th<' warships now under construction are completed Germany will wresl from ti;. United States t!.*- second ;»laoe In tonnage. With th. addition of the two battle ■l ; which mas be voted this yf.tr *>y Congress) the.l pla< c, howev» r. n.: bo r«-g:iinrd. France, while active in launching big ships, having six n. v. vessels of 18,400 tons each, has been slow in respect to tho building ■■( Dread noughta These vesseta are not classed as Dreadnoughts, .-'s they carry only four TJ-inch gun*, their main batteries being of guns of onry '.t.l Inchea The <;..;:■:■ republic, however. In t. ■ 1 1 . T to pel on the band wagon and pfaUH to • • two . .<<•■» ton Dreadnoughts at once, Th. >• will go to tho present limit in number of Itl-Inch guns, being equipped with twelve each. Itussia is also coming to aft. r the knockout tilou In the Strait of Tsushima, and has begun the building of four Dreadnooghta Thoy are to be known as the Mgut, the P. tropavlovsk, the Sevastopol and the Poltava. It is expected thai t !;•;■■ will be 23,000-ton ships and carry th< ir twelve LMnch guns at a speed of 23 knots. Within the year Russia also has completed the two Black Sea battleships, the Andrei ivrvas vannl -.nd the Imperator Pavel I, vessels of 17, 250 tons each, but !i''t Dreadnoughta. Japan is not ing to be in the real in resr^ct to these big craft. The Japs have laid down tl.. frames of the Kawachi and the Settso, ves sels of 30^800 tons, armed with twelve 12 Inch gun--. The Chrysanthemum Kingdom is also building two « raisers of 18,650 tons, which will carry .^x 12-mch guns each and travel at a •; . . I of 25 knet=. The Bntsumti, a battleship . :" r.i.-."» tons, has also been add* i to the Jap anese Beet recently. not to Call hopelessly behind, for that :•.■ Bstn* ti. n of fou» ( i.nlinncil on eiclttli |r:i :•• a