National Affairs: Rags, Bones, Battleships?

France finally ratified the Washington Naval Disarmament Pact. As a result the Navy Department has some 20 odd war vessels to dispose of as junk.

Although it was not advisable to carry out the provisions of the Treaty prior to its ratification by all the contracting parties, both Great Britain and the United States have taken steps in that direction. Some time ago the Navy Department dismantled six more or less obsolete vessels of such material as could be utilized elsewhere. Several other ships were partially dismantled, and operations were suspended on...

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