NAVY: Yachts into Minelayers

The U. S. Navy names its ships according to rule: cruisers are named for cities, battleships for States, submarines for fish, transports for deceased commandants of the U. S. Marine Corps.* Last week there was a minor crisis in the Navy Department : they had run out of names for transports. Only 17 men have commanded the Marine Corps since it was organized in 1775 and three of them are still alive.

When the Navy transport list last week reached a total of 14 (a year ago it was only three), Navy...

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