The need to refurbish the fleet with new ships

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The need to refurbish the fleet with new ships - NAVY IS CRIPPLED Ships Must Be Retired foi Men...
NAVY IS CRIPPLED Ships Must Be Retired foi Men to Man New Boats. A LETTER FROM LONG Secretary Beplta to Scbley ABI Intimate* Bad Faith by the Admiral. Washington, .March 0.--On account o ih- comparatively -mall increase in th nnmJier of fnli-itel men in ihe navy pro ii.!«l foi by '0n«ie--. naval ofticiat, B». tfwy will lie left absolutely witliout rro vision for manning The 'big battleship Keiirsai^e .ind Kentucky, now nearl ((Depicted at, .Newport Xew*. or th ··ruUer Albany, almort finished at th Armstrongs' in England. Tlie depJrtmen will be obligexl. in order io man tihe.se ships which itlie government i bound to tak off the contraftois' h.inds as soon us t'ley .·iii c-ifinplMcd. In p;i| snme ships out o commission. to Admiral s-chley'.s reference to himsel as commander of the scout steamer St. Paul, quoting him as authority for opinion that Orvero,"s fleet nas not in Santiago haibor. On this point ,Sig*be said: "What I actually said to the admira ·was that the pilot !Xune had fii-rt expressed the belief that tue.1 large ve as Oervera's cruisers enild not get int Santiago becau.se of their length, but he afterwards admitted that they mip'ht get in -with the aid of tugs. "E\-ery officer on board the St. Pan knew that I believed Ccrvpra to be at. Santiago: nevertheless I considered JCune/ opinion." (He says that he first .saw the fleet in the harbor Jlay 29 and signalled Sfhley and -adds: "While il hjid: not known from previous observation, that On-era = fleet was at i^antiago, I believed it wa- there because I lud been si informed the navy department and during the eight days -the St. Paul reanaincd otl .Santiajo. different vessels touching there and communicating with me had brought no r-./nntPr leport from the navy department. " JOHN BULL CAME Britain Recedes from Her Objection to French Concer- sion at Muscat. I'arK ilareh G.--'M. Celcasse, minister of foreign affairs, implying to an int

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  1. The Daily Review,
  2. 07 Mar 1899, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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