Foreign News: Dagger Boat

In these days, ocean tourists seldom venture upon ships of less than 10,000 tons.* Last week a tiny destroyer of 800 tons was launched at Kiel. She represents the concentrated efforts of German naval architects to overcome the restrictions imposed by the Treaty of Versailles. Within her dagger-thin hull will pulse engines of 23,000 horsepower. Slicing the waves at 36.8 miles an hour (32 knots), equipped with double torpedo tubes, the new ship is a formidable naval weapon despite her popgun batteries of 8.8-centime-tre (3.4-inch) quick firers.

At present three sister ships...

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