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ton, and the bureau feels that the very satisfactory showing made by its inspection force would not have been made had it not been for the faithful and earnest efforts of its employees and for the many hours of voluntary overtime devoted to their work. Summary of work performed by inspectors under the Bureau of Construction and Repair,

for the eastern and western districts, during the fiscal year ended June 30, 1915.

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ADDITIONS TO THE NAVY SINCE JUNE 30, 1914.1 The additions to the effective force of the Navy by the completion of vessels building under contract and at navy yards are as follows: Destroyers Downes, O'Brien, Nicholson, Winslow, Cushing, Ericsson, Wadsworth; submarines K-3, K-4, K-5, K-6, K-7, K-8; submarine tender Fulton; fuel ship Kanawha.

TRIAL AND ACCEPTANCE DATA. Statement of data relative to trials of yessels which have been preliminarily but not finally

accepted since June 30, 1914.

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Downes.

6, 1915

O'Brien..
Nicholson.
Winslow..
Cushing..

Ericsson..

Wadsworth
G-4.
K-3.
K-4.
K-5.

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Knots. Knots. Destroyer.. Jan. 29.0 29.07 Feb. 11, 1915 New York Shipbuild

ing Co. do.

Feb. 6, 1915 29.0 29. 17 May 22, 1915 Wm. Cramp & Sons. do. Mar. 24, 1915 29.0 29.08 Apr. 30, 1915

Do. .....do

June 30, 1915

29.0 29.05 Aug. 7, 1915 Do.
..do.
May 26, 1915 29.0 29. 18 Aug. 21, 1915 Fore River Shipbuild-

ing Company
do.
May 19, 1915 | 29.0 29. 29 Aug. 14, 1915

New York Shipbuild

ing Company. do.

June 22, 1915 30.0 30.67 July 23, 1915 Bath Iron Works. Submarine. Sept. 17, 1914

2 Sept. 21, 1914 Wm. Cramp & Sons Aug. 17, 1914

Oct. 29, 1914 Union Iron Works.
July 6, 1914

Oct. 24, 1914 The Moran Co.
.....do.
June 4, 1914

Aug. 20, 1914 Fore River Shipbuild

ing Company
do.
July 21, 1914

Sept. 8, 1914 Do.
.do.
Sept. 24, 1914

Dec. 1,1914 Union Iron Works.
.do.
Sept. 28, 1914

Dec.

1, 1914 Do. Destroyer ten- July 16, 17, 18, 15.0 15. 09

New York Shipbuikder. 1915.

ing Co.
Submarine Nov. 1, 1914 12. 25 12.34 Dec. 2, 1914 | New London Ship sod
tender.

Engine (o.
Collier.

Apr. 14-15, 14.0 14.60 (1) Maryland Steel Co.

1915.
do.
June 8-9, 1915 14.0 14. 28 (1)

Do.

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K-6..
K-7..
K-8..
Melville,

Fulton..

Ulysses..
Achilles.

1 The Panama Canal colliers Ulysses and Achilles, which were constructed under the supervision of the Navy Department, have been coinpleted and delivered to the Panama Canal. 2 Conditionally accepted.

Not yet accepted. Constructed under the supervision of the Navy Department for the Panama Canal and have been delivered.

Statement of data relative to trials of vessels which have been finally accepted since June

30, 1914.

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Arkansas.. Battleship June 4, 1912 New York....do Oct. 22, 1914 Cummings Destroyer. Aug. 27, 1913 H-1.. Submarine Aug. 29–30,

1913. H-2..........do...... Aug. 22-23,

1913. H-3...... ..do...... Nov. 17-18,

1913. Proteus.... Fuel ship. June 27, 1913 Nereus.... .do......

Sept. 3-4,

1913. Jason... do. June 18, 1913 Sonoma... Tug. Aug. 15-16,

1912. Ontario.... ...do.. Aug. 14-15,

1912.

Knots. Knots. 20.5 21.05 Sept. 14, 1912 Nov. 16, 1914 New York Ship

building Co. 21.0 21.47 1 Apr. 15, 1914

Government. 29.0 30.57 Sept. 19, 1913 Oct. 17, 1914 Bath Iron Works.

Nov. 29, 1913 Feb. 16, 1915 Union Iron Works.
do..
.do.

Do. Jan. 16, 1914 May 22, 1915 The Moran Co. 14.0 14.67 July 5, 1913 Aug. 4, 1914 Newport News

Shipbuilding Co. 14.0 14.58 | Sept. 10, 1913 Apr. 30, 1915 Do. 14.0 14.32 June 26, 1913 Dec.

1, 1914

Maryland Steel Co. 14.0 13.08 Sept. 5, 1912 June 1, 1915 New York Ship

building Co. 14.0 13.23 Sept. 3, 1912

Do.

.....do..

1 Date of commission.

Statement of data relative to trials of vessels which have been preliminarily

accepted previous to June 30, 1914, but not finally accepted June 30, 1915.

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Knots. Knots.

20.5 21. 22 Sept. 23, 1912 Wm. Cramp & Sons. 19.0 19.06 May 31, 1907 Moran Bros. Co. 21.0 21.05 Mar. 12, 1914 Newport News Ship

building Co. 29.0 29.14 Aug. 30, 1913 Foro River Shipbuild

ing Company. 29.5 29. 60 Jan, 17, 1914 Wm. Cramp & Sons. 29.5 29. 55 Dec. 29, 1913

Do. 29.5 29. 59 Jan. 20, 1914

Do. 29.5 29.62 Mar. 26, 1914 Do. 29.0 30. 70 June 16, 1914 Bath Iron Works. Mar. 17, 1914 Fore River Shipbuild

ing Company. Jan. 30, 1914 12.5 12. 78 Apr. 26, 1914 Wm. Cramp & Sons.

.do.

Do.

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1 Mississippi and Idaho sold in accordance with the provision contained in the naval act approved June 30, 1914.

Vessels building for the increase of the Navy are listed in the following tables, which include all those authorized by law, with the exception of 2 battleships, 6 destroyers, 2 submarines of the seagoing type, and 16 submarines appropriated for by the last Congress.

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1 Contracts forfeited, vessels being completed at navy yard, New York, N. Y, Commissioned prepară. tory to trials.

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The following is a list of vessels launched since June 30, 1914, together with the date of launching:

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The plans and specifications for first-class battleships No. 43 and No. 44, authorized by act of Congress approved March 3, 1915, were completed and circular signed by the Secretary of the Navy, August 30, 1915, and issued to the bidders upon request after September 20, 1915.

The general dimensions and features of these vessels are as follows: Length on designer's water line...

600 feet. Length over all..

624 feet. Breadth, extreme, molded.

96 feet. Breadth, extreme, to outside of armor.

97 feet 8 inches. Jean trial displacement..

32,000 tons.

Mean draft to bottom of keel at trial displacement (about)....... 30 feet.
Full supply of fuel oil..

2,200 tons. Maximum stowage of fuel oil.

3,328 tons. Fuel oil carried on trial...

1,467 tons. Feed water carried on trial.

187 tons. Speed on trial, not less than.

20.5 knots. Armament: Main battery

Twelve 14-inch 50-caliber breech-loading rifles.

Four submerged torpedo tubes.
Secondary battery-

Twenty-two 5-inch 51-caliber rapid-fire guns.
Four 6-pounder saluting guns.
Two l-pounder guns for boats.
Four 3-inch antiair craft guns.
One 3-inch landing gun.

Two 30-caliber machine guns. Bids for the construction of these two vessels will be opened at the department, November 17, 1915.

DESTROYERS “Nos. 63" TO "68."

The plans and specifications for destroyers Nos. 63 to 68, authorized by act of Congress approved June 30, 1914, were completed and circular signed by the Secretary of the Navy August 25, 1914, and issued to the bidders upon request after September 5, 1914.

The general dimensions and features of each vessel are as follows: Length on designer's water line..

310 feet. Length over all..

315 feet 3 inches. Breadth, molded, extreme.

29 feet 10 inches. Mean trial displacement..

1,110 tons. Mean draft to bottom of keel at mean trial displacement.

9 feet 57 inches. Total fuel oil capacity....

290 tons. Speed on trial not less than.

294 knots. Battery:

Four 4-inch rapid-fire guns (two aeroplane mounts). Four 21-inch triple torpedo tubes (deck). Bids for the construction of destroyers Nos. 63 to 68 were opened at the department November 10, 1914.

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