SECWAR congratulates Navy on preparedness, President to review fleet in NY Harbor

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SECWAR congratulates Navy on preparedness, President to review fleet in NY Harbor - Ttrk SKCP.KTABY OF WAR MBVBIl GRATIFIED AT...
Ttrk SKCP.KTABY OF WAR MBVBIl GRATIFIED AT SHOWISti MADE BY AMERICAN SAV1. mil-ill ne SHIPS VrriiMtttt Tuft to Mertew Kleet KC Sew York u Vm»»'.« Pa»» o*t to an u miles of PRINCIPAL Re»r. New York. Nov. 1.--"The fleet has demonstrated its preparedness for an emergency and has shown the effectiveness of the present or'ganiiatlon." . George von U Meyer, secretary of navy, smiled as he mad*'this statement this evening on board the presldentlaj yacht -Mayflower, after having Ir.speatsS ninety-nine fighting ships of the Atlantic fleet assembled In the Hudson Klvor the greatest mobilisation in the history of the American navy, president Tftft will review tho fleet tomorrow as It pusses out to sea, and the palisades the shores of the Hudson will echo a greater number, of »«lutes than was accorded the secretary today- Notwlth- standlr.s the more spectacular event to come. Mr. Meyer says he !l satisfied what he saWjtoday. .»e«lv*» Admiral OsterhMls. Leaving the - Mayflower In a speedy admiral launch, after having received board Rear Admiral Osterhaus, the commander Ih chief, and the division commanders, (he secretary paid visits to flagships of the fleet, standing erect the launch, with silk hat held firm frock coal flapping as he «ped from to ship i n t h e face of a by noYwest wind. The Mayflower fired a salute of nineteen guns as he {eft side, and, this salute was repeated by each \of' the seven flagships that he boardeM, beginning with the Connecticut and ending wltb-tho little Diana of torpedo fleet. . 1 XefeMMU JUyflowe*. Hl« calls completed, the secretary re- boarded 'the Mayflower, which _ had ·teamed to the'upper end of the' miles lot warships and passed slowly southward, "the \shlpsj saluting nineteen times ai he passed. The echoes roared back from the New York shore-at yals 10 long that It seemed M if ·» ond -bombardment were going on-In «treet« of Harlem.' It wai : 5:10 p,.m. when he had .'reputed ..the .Connecticut oh -hli"rf,tijrn: trip,' marking the 1 end of the' day's formalities. Members ot ·'· trustees year was Green,, to the status ' . ' understanding It.was of' 'year lowed-the secretary on his ylsnevto .flagship/'and'.wer.e "honored-,'wlth 'a salute 'of soventeen-'gUn's/'They;" too; '.were pleased wlth-t'he apparent:efflclenoy sad preparedneM At· ibe tleet,' and when party reassembled on'the Mayflower .wasrexpressed. that, cbngre«« might fit to- create'"'thel position: of. vice, -Trfrkl^'%-'-·,-'· -.'-. · '-'.·:.'··''· .'· ' ' -.F«yor« ; HI«lier RiUe. · ' · . V..The''rank '.of', commander- In commensurate with/his great I'tles,"', said Secretary Meyer, "and it In due Disposition that he have' the'rank^qf ryicejadmlril." - Admirals Walnwrighti Vreeiand, .'Pbtter and Fletcher^ acting, as the'secretary's aides, Indorsed this expression. _ !Thl« .mobilization-has "also deriron- strated,"--..'Continued.'. (Secretary .. ·Ithaf'for our-reserve fleet- we should have a greater number of enlisted I have anticipated-this in part'by for-2,000 more.'men.In this year's estimates;' whlch : 'hav.e:nbw gohe, to---the. treasury:, department. These estimates are -' tor' the seamen: but they -are larger than those of last year/' . '

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 02 Nov 1911, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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