TITLE

The High Cost of Ships

AUTHOR(S)
Fagen, Melvin M.; Post, Benjamin
PUB. DATE
January 1941
SOURCE
New Republic;1/6/41, Vol. 104 Issue 1, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that the U.S. Congress has authorized the Navy to expand its fighting fleet. Conferral of an additional sum of $76,000,000 to private firms by the Navy to increase their output with government-owned facilities; Orders of one billion dollars gained by naval contractor Bethlehem Steel Co.; Rise in costs of battleships attributed to the rise in cost of labor; Lack of improvements in the performance standards of U.S. warships; Cost to manufacture the battleship South Dakota; Violation of the Navy Department's policy of national defense by Senator Lyndon B. Johnson when he produced a bill for the expenditure of only $27,000,000 to expand the navy yards; Repeal of all laws that provide for the payment of the prevailing wage on naval construction projects in the industry.
ACCESSION #
14702869

 

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