National Affairs: Weapon-Making

While international statesmen discussed reducing the world's armaments, the sworn defenders of the U. S. went dutifully ahead last week making weapons.

New Cruiser. With a great splash the U. S. S. Chester, flagship of the "treaty cruiser" fleet, took the water from the ways of the New York Shipbuilding Co. at South Camden, N. J. Third to be launched of the eight 10,000-ton cruisers authorized in 1924 (the first two: Salt Lake City, Pensacola), the Chester set a record for laying-launching time—one year, 59 days. Scheduled for completion by June 1, 1930, she...

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