National Affairs: The Omaha

Although England now has 60 cruisers swifter than any in the American Navy, it does not seem that her superiority in this respect will continue entirely uncontested. Reports declare that the Omaha, one of the ten fast cruisers now under construction for our Navy, recently had a trial run. Using only half the number of her boilers and those at only two-thirds capacity, she traveled at 27½ knots—a speed which would take her across the Atlantic faster than any transatlantic steamship now running.

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