Annual Reports of the Navy Department: Report of the Secretary of the Navy. Miscellaneous reports

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1923
 

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Página 4 - The Navy of the United States should be maintained in sufficient strength to support its policies and its commerce, and to guard its continental and overseas possessions.
Página 128 - There shall be a Hydrographic Office attached to the Bureau of Navigation in the Navy Department, for the improvement of the means for navigating safely the vessels of the Navy and of the mercantile marine, by providing, under the authority of the Secretary of the Navy, accurate and cheap nautical charts, sailing directions, navigators, and manuals of instructions for the use of all vessels of the United States, and for the benefit and use of navigators generally.
Página 5 - To have always in mind that a system of outlying naval and commercial bases, suitably distributed, developed, and defended, is one of the most important elements of national strength.
Página 44 - Service shall be found to be responsible, and report the amounts so ascertained and determined to be due the claimants to Congress at each session thereof through the Treasury Department for payment as legal claims out of appropriations that may be made by Congress therefor.
Página 188 - All orders or contracts for work or material or for the manufacture of material pertaining to approved projects heretofore or hereafter placed with Government-owned establishments shall be considered as obligations in the same manner as provided for similar orders or contracts placed with commercial manufacturers or private contractors...
Página 35 - An act to provide for the creation, organization, administration, and maintenance of a Naval Reserve and a Marine Corps Reserve...
Página 36 - As men who may be honorably separated from the Navy substantially retain their naval value for a period of at least four years, the department has inserted a provision in the attached bill authorizing the Secretary to require all men who hereafter enlist in the Navy to obligate themselves to serve in addition to their regular enlistment in the Navy four years in the Fleet Naval Reserve. It is conservatively estimated that on a basis of 100,000 enlisted men in the Navy there would be in eight years...
Página 127 - ... assuming the care and issue of charts and instruments to United States naval vessels. The difficulties that were experienced in obtaining and maintaining an adequate supply of the latest charts early led to a recommendation from the Board of Navy Commissioners to the Secretary of the Navy that a means of producing charts should be installed at the depot, and the introduction of a chart printing press at that depot in May, 1835, constituted the initial attempt at chart production by what has since...
Página 163 - ... oppositions. Equations of condition have been formed for 48 more sets, including six additional oppositions. The determination of the orbit of Neptune's satellite, based on 1,006 observations covering the period from 1889 to 1908, has been completed and the results have been prepared for publication. The work of obtaining a new orbit of the fifth satellite of Jupiter has been continued. An intercomparison of four modern catalogues has been made in order to obtain corrections to the star places...
Página 128 - Office attached to the Bureau of Navigation in the Navy Department, maps, charts, and nautical books relating to and required in navigation, and to publish and furnish them to navigators at the cost of printing and paper, and to purchase the plates and copyrights of such existing maps, charts, navigators...

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