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390

146. 5

600

12.0 Cherbourg.

1905.

Vessels building or to be built.

1303

BATTLE SHIPS.

Vessel.

Displace-
ment.

Length.

Indicated horsepower.

Speed.

Where building.

Programme.

Launched.

Feet.

Démocratie.
Justice.
Liberté.
Vérité.
Mirabeau.
Danton..
Voltaire.
Diderot.
Condorcet.
Vergniaud.

Apr., 1904.
Sept., 1904.
Apr., 1905,

Tons.
14,860
14,860
14,860
14,860
18,000
18,000
18,000
18,000
18,000
18,000

18,000
18,000
18,000
18,000
22, 500
24,500
22,500
T22,500
T-22,500
T22,500

Knots.

18.0
18.0
18.0
18.0
19.0
19.0
19.0
19.0
19.0
19.0

Brest.
La Seyne.
St. Nazaire
Bordeaux
Lorient.
Brest

1902
1902
1902
1902
1906
1906
1906
1906
1906
1906

No.
No.
No.
No.
No.
No.

ARMORED CRUISERS.

Jules Michelet
Ernest Renan..
Edgar Quinet.
Waldeck Rousseau...

12,750
13,644
14,000
14,000

27,500
36,000
36,000
36,000

22.0
23. O
23 0
23.0

Lorient.
St. Nazaire
Brest
Lorient..

1902
1902
1904
1905

Aug., 1905.
Apr., 1906.
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OFFICE OF NAVAL INTELLIGENCE,

January 1, 1907.

NAVAL BUILDING PROGRAMME.

Germany. - The fleet law of 1900, as amended in the spring of 1906, provides for the following total theoretical strength in ships: 38 battle ships, 20 armored cruisers (large), 38 protected cruisers (small), 144 torpedo craft (12 flotillas).

This strength is to be gradually attained by a systematic programme of construction which provides for the laying down each year until 1917 of certain ships additional to the existing fleet and substitutes for vessels that have reached the age limit.

Year.

Battle ships.

Armored cruisers

(large).

Protected cruisers

(small).

Torpedo craft.

1907.

1908 1909 1910. 1911.

2 substitute ships... 1 additional ship.... 2 substitute ships... 6 substitute, 6 addi

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1912. 1913. 1914. 1915. 1916. 1917.

This programme has been rigidly carried out since its inception in 1900, and any possible future change would doubtless be in the nature of further increase.

The building of submarines and auxiliary vessels is not governed by any fixed programme, being the subject of specific appropriations from year to year.

Submarines. - Appropriations have been made as follows for “experimental purposes and the purchase of submarines:” 1905, 1,500,000 marks; 1906, 2,500,000 marks, and 3,000,000 marks proposed for 1907. Two experimental boats were built by Krupp at the Germania yards, and during the past year the first submarine built for the navy was put in the water and is now undergoing extensive trials. The Government's plans as to further acquisition of submarines and the type thereof have not been announced.

Mining vessels. - Mining steamer “A,” named the Nautilus, was launched last August at the Weser yards, Bremen, and a second vessel, “B," has recently been ordered.

Vessels completed in 1906.
(The speed is given as designed. Italic figures denote speed actually made on trial.]

(Vessels marked T are fitted with turbines.]

BATTLE SHIPS.

Vessels.

Indicated Displace Length horsement.

power.

Speed.

Where built.

Programme.

Launched.

Tons.

Feet.

Lothringen
Deutschland.

13, 200
13, 200

16,000
16,000

Knots.

18.0 | Schichau.
18.5

Germania..

1903
1903

May, 1904.
Nov., 1904.

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1905

Schlesien
Ersatz Bayern.

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Ersatz Wurttemburg.

1907 1907

Gneisenau. Scharnhorst.

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1904 1905 1905 1905 1906

No.

Aug., 1906

No.

Ersatz Pfeil. Ersatz Greif. Ersatz Jagd.

BATTLE SHIPS.

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place. Length. ment.

Indicated

horsepower.

Speed

Where building.

Feet.

Tons. 13, 200 13, 200

16.000
16,000

13, 200

16,000

13, 200 18,000

16,000 (?)

k'nots.

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18,000

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ARMORED CRUISERS (LARGE).

11,500
11,500

26,000
26,000

22.5
22.5

Weser
Blohm &

Voss.
Kiel..

(?)

T (?)

15,000
(?)

(?)
(?)

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PROTECTED CRUISERS (SMALL).

3,450 3,450 3, 450 3,450 3,800

13,200 T 13, 200 T 13, 200

13, 200 T 13,700

23. 5 Kiel.. 23. 5 Danzig 23. 5

Vulkan 23. 5 Kiel.. 24. 5 Blohm &

Voss.
24.5 Danzig ..
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3.800
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13,700
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Japan.—Japan is now carrying out the third naval expansion scheme. This law passed the Diet in 1903,

and is to be completed in eleven years, beginning at the year 1903 and ending with 1913. It does not, however, provide for a definite programme of construction as regards numbers or classes of ships, but appropriates a fixed sum of money which is apportioned yearly toward ships, ordnance, and buildings.

This third naval expansion scheme, adopted the year before the Russian war, but without any capital fund assigned to it, is being steadily pursued. The appropriations in this year's budget for new naval construction, ordnance, and navy-yard buildings are precisely equal to the sums projected three years ago.

In addition to the above there was passed March 13, 1906, an appropriation known as the “Extraordinary war fund," the navy's share of which this year amounts to 22,620,000 yen. This is supposed to cover post-bellum expenses, such as replacing damaged equipment, repairing injuries to ships, rebuilding Russian prizes, and also, apparently, some new construction to replace ships lost. The expenditures under this appropriation are to be spread over a period of eight years, the projectthus expiring coincidently with the third naval-expansion scheme in 1913.

There still remain to be laid down under the third naval-expansion scheme, the following vessels: One battle ship, 2 armored cruisers (possibly 3), and 2 second-class protected cruisers.

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