ARMY & NAVY: Sixth Washington


The British captured the first U. S. S. Washington in 1776 (on Lake Champlain). With shells, torpedos and bombs, the U. S. Navy sank its fifth Washington in 1924. This sacrifice was then supposed to be the highest form of sanity; the U. S. people were glad to contribute an unfinished, 32,000-ton battleship to Disarmament. The U. S. having adopted new standards of sanity, the Navy last week launched its sixth Washington.*

A long hail from the ten-gun sailing galley of 1776 was Washington VI. The grey-black monster which smoked down the ways...

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