ARMY & NAVY: Flaws

The treaty-bound U. S. Navy cannot start building another battleship before 1936. Its new 10,000-ton cruisers with 8-in. guns—light, swift, hard-hitting war machines—are the pride of its modern fleet. In the last 30 months eight of these vessels (Salt Lake City, Pensacola, Chicago, Augusta, Northampton, Chester, Houston and Louisville) have been commissioned. Seven more (New Orleans, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Portland, Astoria, and Tuscaloosa) are abuilding. Three others are still in blue prints.

Dismayed was the Navy last month to discover that the heavy sternposts of five of these new men-o-war were...

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