National Affairs: Second to Many

Almost simultaneously with Colonel Amery's remarks come reports of how our own Navy Department ranks our ships and what program it will place before the next Congress.

We are between 300,000 and 400,000 tons short in the naval displacement allotted us with the 5-5-3 ratio of the Washington Armament Conference. We need at least eight more fast cruisers, in addition to the ten now being constructed (England has 60 cruisers faster than any vessel in our navy, except destroyers, and Japan 30, completed or now being built), from nine to 20 submarines and two aeroplane carriers....

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