NAVY: Battleships Revamped

Newshounds sniffing around the Norfolk (Va.) Navy Yard last week reported that the old (1911), 26,000-ton battleship Wyoming was being furbished up with new guns and armor, would be returned to fleet duty. Because the Wyoming has long been used only to train new sailors and officers, this report sounded as if the Navy were getting ready to buckle on everything it had.

The Navy had indeed decided to fix up the Wyoming, mainly by mounting more anti-aircraft guns on her and increasing the gun crews' protection against air attack. But the immediate object was only to make the Wyoming...

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