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Atlanta, Boston, Despatch, Dolphin, Catalpa, Chicago, Cohasset, Enterprise, Fortuné, Galena, Intrepid, Leyden, Minnesota, Miantonomoh, Nantucket, Nipsic, Nina, Ossipee, Portsmouth, Pensacola, Richmond, Trenton, and Ver. mont, as elsewhere noted in connection with these vessels.

Work was done on machinery and stores and shipped to the following vessels: Brooklyn, Kearsarge, Marion, Omaha, Tallapoosa, and Wabash.

A number of steam-launches were overhauled and repaired.
The work done for the other Bureaus was briefly as follows:

Ordnance.-Pipe work on training engines of the Boston, pipe work on search-light dynamo engine and steam-launch dynamo of the Chicago.

Yards and Docks.—Made castings for derrick; repaired derrick-engine; tubed boiler and cast hammer and winches for pile-driver; re. paired boiler and made new connections; repaired old and made new exhaust-pipe; refitted piston, repaired smoke-pipe, straightened airpump piston-rod, cast grate-bars, and made minor repairs on pumping machinery of the dry-dock; made miscellaneous castings for iron der ricks for dry-dock; repaired boiler in dry-dock stone-shed; repaired hoisting.engine boiler.

Narigation.-Made various castings, and making deck-plates for bin. nacles and sounding machines; made changes in piping of dynamo engine of the Atlanta, Boston, and Trenton; made all connections to dynamo engines of the Chicago.

Equipment and Recruiting.–Galley work for the Jamestown ; making turnbuckles; repairing canvas-testing machine; repairing boilers and engine; completing boiler for cob-dock.

Medicine and Surgery.--Repairs to two boilers at the naval hospital.

Provisions and Clothing.-Repairs to engines, boilers, and feed-water heater.

Construction and Repair.-Made various articles of cast-iron and com. position, such as stanchions, cleats, shoe for forefoot of the Nipsic, man-hole plates for the double bottom of the Atlanta, castings for the steering-gearof the Dolphin, pinions and wheels, scupperdrips, expanding tubes in boiler, repairs to shop-boilers, normaps for the Boston, hawse-pipe covers, sheaves, tracks for guns, blue print frame, railings, grate bars, clamping-bars for Hotchkiss towers of the Boston, and anchors for life. buoys. Use of floating derricks for hoisting boats and various other purposes. Made three boilers for new shops.

The following machine-tools were added to the Bureau's shops during the year:

One testing-machine.
One plate-planing machine.
One riveting-machine.
One shearing machine.
One set flange-blocks.
One flange punch.
Twelve rivet-forges.
One leather shaving machine.

The lathes, planers, slotters, and other tools in the machine, patteru, boiler, and copper shops were thoroughly overhauled. The cranes in the foundry were taken apart, cleaned, and repaired where needed.

The machine-shop at this yard is not adapted to the proper handling of heavy work or to the erecting of large engines without loss of time. The original plan of the shop included a wing for the heavier machinetools, and to be used as an erecting-shop. This wing should be built and fitted with large overhead traveling cranes. An erecting floor

should be built and the heavier machine-tools moved out of the present shop to make room for the tools that are needed there.

I would recommend that an appropriation be asked for to purchase the following tools, in order to put the shop in condition to handle work more rapidly and with greater economy than at present: One vertical boring, turning, and facing machine......

....... $25,000.00 One screw-cutting lathe, 72 inches swing and 50 feet centers ............ 7,600.00 Two lathes, 177 inches swing ...

hes swing ........................................... 1,700.00 Two lathes, 204 inches swing....

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2, 250.00 Two lathes, 267 inches swing.....

3,050,00 Oue surface-grinding machine....

800.00 One tool-griuder...............

300.00 One shaft-straightening machine

1,000.00 One hydraulic tanging-machine...

5,500.00 One accumulator ..............

1,600.00 One hydraulic pressure-pump ....

1,000.00 Ope hydraulic bending-press for heavy boiler-plates .

10,000.00 Ove boiler-sbell drilling-machine .......

1,500.00 One overhead traveling crane for new boiler-shop...

20,000.00 One 600-ton proving and testing machine.....

30,000.00 One overhead traveling crane for the foundry...

20,000.00 Cost of setting the above machines, foundations, pipes, etc., and lineshafting for the new boiler-shop......

25,000.00

.... 156,300.00 The expenditures of the Bureau at this yard, other than those for work done on the machinery of naval vessels, are as follows: Civil establishment......

$5, 495.55 Ottice expenses ...............................

879. 68 Handling stores........

5,860. 19 Care and repair of and additions to shop tools

53, 845, 54 Ronning and firing yard engines and boilers, and repairs to same.

8,712.78 Repairs and maintenance of yard steam-launches and ferry ..

2,032.70 Repairs to old derrick.....

1, 894.32 Completing new floating derrick..

34,941.30 Preservation of machinery

4,545, 92 Machinery and stores shipped to other stations ....

5, 677.28 Experimental parposes .........

1,955, 02 Handling coal and lumber ...

1,025.08 Draughting material.......

294. 63 Removing material from site of new dry-dock ..........

2,967.32 Breaking up old material....

848.86 Repairing stores ..............................

122.50 Incidental expenses .........

5, 304.65 Holidays .......

3,374.37 Commandant's barge.....

2,583. 04 Miscellaneous.....

3, 254.64 Total

........ 145, 615.37

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PORTSMOUTH NAVY-YARD.

Daring the last fiscal year the repairs on the boilers and machinery of the Swatara were completed, and minor repairs made on the machinery of the Ossipee. Completed the repairs to the machinery and boilers of the Kearsarge, new boilers having been fitted and the Nan. tasket's engines thoroughly overhauled, erected on board, and new steam-pipes and heaters fitted.

Building machinery for ferry launch for training station. Repairs were made on the machinery and boilers of the Leyden and Emerald. Work was done for other Bureaus as follows:

Yards and Docks.—Made small castings, such as grate-bars, gasretorts, etc.

Navigation.-Repaired deep-sea sounding.machine.

Construction and Repair.-Tested boilers and made castings for boil. ers at saw-mill.

The following tools are recommended to be added to the plant: One turret-head bolt-cutting machine ......

$380.00 One horizontal nut-tapper.......

365.00 Eighteen assorted lathe chucks..

300.00 One band-saw :.........................................................

135.00 One wood-turning lathe....

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................... 1,600.00 The expenditures at this yard for the year, other than those for work done on naval vessels, are as follows: Civil establishment..

$2, 264.90 Experimental work .........

56.25 Handling stores .......

1, 418.22 Care and repair of shop machinery....

9,763. 15 Running, firing, and repairing yard-engines and boilers

2,393.44 Care and repair of boilers and machinery of yard steam-launches

350.56 Stores for issue, and care of same .. Steam-boilers and machinery for launches for general service....

6, 635.77 H olidays ......................................................

1,505. 17 Miscellaneous ...

4, 759. 10 Total

29,574.50

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NORFOLK NAVY-YARD.

During the last fiscal year the machinery of the Fortune was thoroughly overhauled, and a new air-pump, surface condenser, and centrifugal circulating pump fitted. The engines and boilers of the Galena wero extensively repaired. Minor repairs were made on the machinery of the Ajax, Despatch, Franklin, Jamestown, Lancaster, Mayflower, Ossipee, Standish, Swatara, Trenton, Yantic, and Wyandotte.

The old boilers have been removed from the Pensacola, and two rect. angular boilers, with one cylindrical auxiliary boiler, are being placed on board, and the machinery is being thoroughly overhauled.

The work done for other Bureaus was, briefly, as follows:

Ordnance.—Repaired tram-car and made composition wood-screws and elevating screw.

Construction and Repair.--Miscellaneous castings, such as grate-bars, melting-pots, life-buoy anchors, and bending furnace; built two boilers for ship-fitting house.

Yards and Docks.-Repaired boilers, cast grate-bars, and made castings for large crane.

Medicine and Surgery.-Repaired boilers at the Naval Hospital.

The following machinery was added to the shop plant during the year:

One large key-way cutting machine.
One shaping machine.
One emery grinding machine.
One slide lathe.

One hydraulic riveting machine for driving rivets up to 1 inch diam. eter.

The steam engineering buildings at this yard are old and badly adapted to modern machine-shop practice. A new building should be erected to be used as an erecting shop and for the heavier tools, and fitted with traveling cranes and other modern appliances, leaving the

present machine-shop to be used for the lighter work. A number of tools that are needed cau not be got into the present shops.

The following tools, which can be put into the present buildings, should be added to this plant to facilitate rapid and economical work: One screw-cutting engine lathe to swing 60 inches, 50 feet centers............ $6,000 Two emery tool grinders ......

590 One 24-inch pattern-maker's lathe, 16 feet long.....

255 One boiler-drilling machiue ........

1,500 Ooe hydraulic flanging machine .......

5,500 One hydraulic plate-bending machine...

10,000 One hydraulic overhead crane for riveting machine..

4,350 Ooe bydraulic accumulator..........

1, 600 One hydraulic pressure-pump ..

1,000 Iron platform and elevator for cupolas in foundry.

3,000 And various small tools amounting to...

1,000 Cost of setting the above machines, foundations, pipes, shafting, etc ..... 15,000 Total ..............................

.......................... 49,795 The expenditures of the Bureau at this yard, other than for repairs to machinery of naval vessels, are as follows: Civil establishment, clerks.........

$1,329.45 Draughting ..........

1,323, 05 Writers, messengers, receivers, etc

648.00 Handling stores..............

3,610.66 Superintendence of shops ....

1,670.49 Care and repair of shop tools, and additions to same

14,848,74 Ranning and firing yard engines and boilers..

7,951. 20 Repair to yard engines and boilers and additions to same

1, 792. 34 Draaghting materials.........

209.37 Care and repair of machinery of yard steam-launches...

3, 141.80 Tests and trials of machinery ........

230.01 Melting down old material .......

6.26 Preservation of stores....

860.62 Building and repairing steam-launch boilers for general purposes

8,652. 02 Building and repairing steam-launch engines for general purposes

5,358.09 Holidays.............................

1, 435.06 Surveys .......

500.76 Shipping stores .......

23.55 Total........

56, 591.47

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MARE ISLAND NAVY-YARD. During the last fiscal year the engines and boilers of the Thetis were overhauled. Repairs were made to the machinery of the Camanche, Iroquois, Lively, Nellie, Monterey, Ranger, and two launches for the Pinta.

Repairs were also made to the machinery of the U. S. R. S. Rush, U. S. Coast Survey steamers McArthur and Patterson, and the machinery and boilers of the U. S. Light-House steamer Manzanita.

The work done for other Bureaus was, briefly, as follows:

Yards and Docks.-Cast-iron and composition castings, such as truckwheels, grate-bars, man-hole plates, and miscellaneous work.

Navigation.-Brass blocks.

Construction and Repair.-Miscellaneous cast iron and composition castings. Medicine and Surgery.-Small castings. Equipment and Recruiting.-Repairs, and galleys, etc.

The only addition to the machinery of the shops was a 15-ton crane in the machine-shop. A new building is badly needed for the rollingmill machinery, which is now nearing completion. This machinery will be very useful in working up, at little expense, the scrap material which is now as good as wasted.

The following machines should be added to this plant to facilitate rapid and economical work: One universal milling machine....

$800 Two radial drilling machines...

1,680 Two lathes ........

1,300 Two slotting machines......

3, 200 Two planing machines ........

5,375 One emery-wheel surfacing machine

800 One boiler drilling machine ....

1,500 One crane in boiler shop ........

5,000 One hydraulic flanging machine.

5,500 Crane for riveting machino....

4,350 One accumulator ..............

... 1,600 One bydraulic pressure-pump...........

..... 1,000 One hydraulic plate-bending press.......

...... 10,000 Freight and handling of the above, foundations, pipes, shafting, setting, etc.. 12,000 Additions to cupolas and cranes in foundry ...

... 1, 150 Total .....

........ 55, 255 The expenditures for the year, exclusive of those charged to vessels, are as follows: Civil establishment...

.. $4,541. 66 Office expenses.................

1, 317.98 Stores for general parposes.....

33, 663.12 Handling stores....

2,570.40 Care and repair of, and additions to shop tools...

27, 722.92 Running and firing yard engines and boilers

5, 845.09 Care and repair of yard steam-launches, boilers, and engines.....

1, 694,18 Launch machinery for general purpo

192,32 Superintendence of shops......

8, 163,00 Rolling-mill machinery ......

2, 316.42 Transportation of stores......

219. 70 Breaking up old material,

33.90 Holidays....

1, 495,50 Total

89, 776. 19 BOSTON NAVY-YARD. This yard having been transferred to the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting, but little work has been done there during the year.

Slight repairs were made to the machinery of the following vessels: Wabash, Ossipee, and Rocket.

The work done for other bureaus was briefly as follows:
Provisions and Clothing.-Repairing boiler and steam-heaters.
Yards and Docks.-Small castings.

Equipment and Recruiting.--Miscellaneous castings, such as forges and hammers, fittings for cranes and testing machine, grate-bars, fittings for galleys, otc.

The expenditures during the year, other than those for work done on naval vessels, are as follows: Chief engineer's office, writers and messengers .......

$173.15 Store-house expenses, handling stores, etc .......

1, 425.05

179.14 Care and repair of shop machinery ......

5, 129.97 Propeller shears at dry-dock....

224.60 Value of tools, appliances, and machinery transferred to the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting .........

13,325.82 Runding and firing yard engine and boilers, with repairs to samo..

667.00 Repairs to engines and boilers of yard steam-launches......

26.38

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Holidays........:::::

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.......... 21, 151. 19

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