National Affairs: The Great Scrap Heap

The sale of battleships and battle cruisers, which under the Limitation of Armaments Treaty must become defunct, will be conducted by the Navy Department before Dec. 1. Assistant Secretary Roosevelt explained that the ships would be sold for salvage and that the sale " will be the largest of its kind ever arranged, adding: " In other countries, notably Great Britain, the industry of ship-breaking has long been established; this industry is yet in its infancy in America. The Department believes the forthcoming sale may well establish such an industry on a sound...

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