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UNCLE SAM'S NEWEST DREADNOUGHT, THE FLORIDA, AS SHE WILL LOOK WHEN CLEARED FOR ACTION. In the picture several of the latest details of nzval warfare are illustrated. Everything is re mcvabie from the decks in order to give the ten great guns a full sweep of the horizon. Even the flagstaff at the stem is shown folded over en the deck. All the small boats have been re mcved and left outside of the field of action where they san be picked up asain if the battle THIS 22.000-TON BULWARK OF PEACE WILL BE LAUNCHED AT THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD THIS WEEK. ship survives the conflict- Travelling beside the ship on the side away from the enemy is rep resented a seagoing torpedo boat destroyer on the lookout for torpedo boat*. The United States has recently begun the construction of this type of destroyer. The position of both vessels in fleet formation I* indicated by the aands about the stack*. The two DandS on tb« SUNDAY. MAY 8, 1910. forward stack show that the Florida wil! be as signed to the second division and the single band on the after stack that she will be the first vessel in that divisicn. The aim of the gunner in modern warfare is to strike close to ( the waterline. This is shown by the "kiss" of \ • shell as it passes through the crest of the waves on its journey. The eremy is shown close at hand in the picture. As a matter of fact, the vessels would be separated by miles of water in actual battle. The oniy men visible to the enemy are those high above the d<sck at the range finders on top of the lattice rr.asta, EIGHT PAGES.