Alabama'a Speed Trial, reported in Kentucky

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Alabama'a Speed Trial, reported in Kentucky - ALABAMA Now (Juccn of the American Navy....
ALABAMA Now (Juccn of the American Navy. SEVENTEEN KNOTS AN HOUR VJTO THE VESSEL NOT TUSSZD JJXZ EX& SISTERS. CONTRACT EXCEEDED BY KNOT Boston. Aui. S3. There I tveef queen of tbe American nary, the United States battleship Alabama, wblcb to dar won tb title In on of tbe moat magnificent speed trials yet held in the blstory of th nary. Her sverac speea for foar boura continuous steesnlne; was arrataen knots, a fltrure not quit as high ai that mads by tb Iowa, bat no- tab s from th fact that it cava an idea, of tb yet nndevelopeal power In this lat- aat product of American ahipbaUders. The Alabama was built by tbs Cramps at Philadelphia, and. wbUa of tbs first class, sb is unlike any of tbs earlier . creations, both architecturally and as a lighting machine. Built under a contract that required at least an averse speed of sixteen knots an hour, ah ' baa turned out to do seventeen knots, or better, nnder condition that wtU not be termed extra. Tb Iowa, when ah left her bunders ffcaMrfla In 1107 mrmm aAHbHv 9mmAA t -17.04. Her speed trial was mdd under -tb very best possible conditions. After taps of more than two years, tb j Kentucky, on September 14, and tb K ears res. two months later, cam to th Now England coast, and under fa von bis but not extraordinary condition mad th hih fl cures of 1181 and 1I.89 knots respectively. Tbos Bgurea have now been beaten by a narrow mar-fln. to b sure, bat th Alabama, ap-parantly, urine control bed-wettinr. the ste; these troubl most miserable and Th by fifty-cent sizes. free, ing- from at Co teenth IS. Adotph U Infantry, A, Win. IT. 8. Au-guet infantry, Thirty-seventh, 14. Infantry. Bpru first Twsnty-fourth ruat Frank

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 29 Aug 1900, Wed,
  3. Page 3

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