National Affairs: The Northampton

Of the eight 10,000-ton cruisers authorized by Congress in 1924 and now abuilding, six had been named—the Pensacola, Salt Lake City, Chester, Chicago, Houston, Augusta. Last week, Secretary Wilbur named a seventh, for obvious reasons, the Northampton. For the eighth ship, a building in Puget Sound, Pacific Coast Republicans urged the name Palo Alto. Iowans protested it should be the West Branch.


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