AERONAUTICS: Mighty Aerodromes Afloat

Some statements by Edwin Denby, Secretary of the Navy:

At present there is only one aircraft carrier in the Navy, the Langley, which is the collier Jupiter remodeled.

Following important experiments with the Langley an efficient type of carrier has been designed. The super-battle-cruisers Saratoga and Lexington, at present under construction, are about to undergo certain structural alterations in conformity with the approved designs.

Outstanding features of these new ships are: 850 feet length by 105 feet width; powerful turbine generators and entire dependence upon electrical power for propulsive energy and the...

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