NAVY: Inventory

On the way through Congress last week, but stalled temporarily behind Conscription, were bills upping to $3,259,000,000 the funds voted or requested so far this year for the U. S. Navy. This respectable sum was only a down payment. Before the Navy which the U. S. now has on order can be completed, equipped and manned, Congress will have to dig up at least $7,000,000,000 more.

At Sea the U. S. had what looked like the mightiest of navies (1,330,415 tons; 397 warships of all kinds). Its effective Navy included: 15 battleships, six...

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