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Publisher: Washington DC, U. S. Govt Printing Office: 1889
Edition: First Edition; 1st Printing
Seller ID: 7816
Condition: Very Good; Blue cloth hardcover with gilt titles, rubbed, ; spine sunned; clean pages; complete text and all plates present with some loose; this report reflects the transition of the U. S. Navy from wood and sails to iron, steel, steam and coal and includes detailed information and several full-page photographs on the construction of the first U. S. Armored cruiser, USS Maine, redesignated a second class battleship in 1894, and sunk at Havana Harbor in 1898; the report is a gold mine for anyone interested in the history of the U. S. Navy, ship construction and the perpetual struggle of the military to acquire the weapons and equipment it believes it needs to defend the country.