Launching the Kansas

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Launching the Kansas - iii mmi hi i v NEW BATTLESHIP LAUNCHED TODAY...
iii mmi hi i v NEW BATTLESHIP LAUNCHED TODAY THE IRON CLAD kANSAS DIP HER NOSE H THE SrWftK LI NO BRINfr CAMDPV ST J Aiitf 12AUnce KairtV rupiijl Increasing and fyoiverv I m naTjr Mil incieaseu uy ninnjicr great Ironclad todaVthen ibe Uat - tlestun Isansaa took her initial dip into thft Delaware at the plant of the ew 1irkwkhipbuilding cuwpunjr In every particular the launch which occurred at 13H7 p m was a success Thtrewn not an incident to mai the occoalonand n the big ship Which Will clonbtlsa make history ete her career la ended laid n the middle PJffthB Hver after her glfte down the greased vaj thousanda cheered her ps a monument of local Ul and brains Although the weather - was ahoArcrj hundred ot persons Mood lieneath the great cohered way undtr whUh thfl KaiiKiis lay twp houra liefore the h6ur ttif for the launching Although massive helself the lattleHblp Ira pressed one ok a small object when compared with the immense covering at once an Innovation in iihlp - b ill linir and a wrinder to ilsltors whether r dinsry lavmen or experienced ship matter Ahlle the more fvored Stood expectantly under the glass - Covered shed whose root loomed a hundred feet Ir jiu the ground thom anda of others crowded uearby wharves or floated about la r boat launchea tug boats ami other crnf t All were gHy bedeckel with flags anil bunting and tho bea itv of the scene was greatly enhanced thereby Ciovernor Hoch of Kansas his daughter Miss Anik H chi the sponsor of the grim war monster Mrs IIocH and the others IncUilel In the launching party occupied a amait platform built at the prow of the battleship and as the waited they were the cynosure of all eje i

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  1. Fort Wayne Daily News,
  2. 12 Aug 1905, Sat,
  3. Page 8

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