Launching of the Connecticut

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Launching of the Connecticut - THE NAVYS PRIDE LAUNCHED Battleship - 1...
THE NAVYS PRIDE LAUNCHED Battleship - 1 Connecticut la the Finest Fighting Craft In the Whole World HffiWTORIt Sept I Amid the cheers of many thousands the new battleship Connecticut was successfully launched from the wj at theDrooklyn navy yard at 11S15 o clock thla morning Queen to - be of the American navy - - she almost took her maiden dtp In the sea without being baptised In champagne her sponser Miss Alice Welled failing to break the christening bottle at the red hulled easel fled down the way A sturdy Jackie standing on the how of the ship seeing the failure to smash the hot j seised the cord on Which hung the bottle and with a vigor ous whirl broke the bottle on the ship s bow as she was about to enter the water Fifteen thousand people saw the launch Ing And as the ship left the was their cheers united with the hoarse and strident whistles of wai ships cruisers and scoies of harbor craft which lay off the ord Miss Welles Vas much chagrined at her failure to break the bottle Following the launching a luncheon was sened to the two hundred Invited guests The New Battleship NEW YORK Sept 9 When the battleship Connecticut Is completed she will be the most powerful fighting engine in the V S navy A comparison with the best ships of other nations shows that the Connecticut would more than hold her own In battle against any ship In the World The Connecticut Is the only flrsi class battleship In the navy that has been built at a government yarA The Connecticut lias a length at load Water Una of 460 feet and an extreme breadth of1 7S feet 10 Inches She will have a displacement of IS 000 tons and a trial speed at sea - for four hours of IS knits The hull of - the ship Is of steel throughout The main battery1 of the Connecticut will consist of four 12 Inott breech loading rifles eight 8 Inch breech - loading rifles and twelve 7 - inch breech - foaduig rifles Her secondary battery will oonflst Of tewnty 3 - Inch rapid fire guns twelve Impounder semi automatic guns six t pounder automatic guns two 1 pounder semi automatic guns two S - inch field pieces two machine guns and srx automatic guns The twelve Inch guns of the main battery will be mounted In pairs in two eleotrlcolly controlled turrets on the centre tine one forward and one aft each with an arc of fire of about 270 degrees The eight inch guns will also be nfounted In pairs In four turrets two on earh meam at each end ot the superstructure The seven Inch guns will be mounted In broadside In pedastal mounts on the

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  1. Fort Wayne Daily News,
  2. 29 Sep 1904, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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