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952 SIXTY-THIRD CONGRESS. Sess. III. Ch. 83. 1915. S**°°¤¤¤¤”¤*”*¤°¤· knots, to cost, exclusive of armor and armament, not exceeding $1,500,000 each, and sixteen submarines to cost, exclusive of armor and armament, not exceeding $550,000 each, and the sum of APP¤v¤·>*i°¤· $4,090,000 is hereby appropriated for said purposes to be available until eigpended. _ “§d_°'•¤¤¤S*¤PP'°P’i· The ollowing sums are hereby reappropriated out of the unoblivu, 3, pp ,9., m ted balances of the following appropriations for the Naval Estab- ' ’ ’ Eghliriient for the nscal year ending Jime thirtieth, nineteen hundred an ourteen: "Equi ment of vessels," $625,000; "Steam ma.chinery," $175,000, and mad}; available for the construction of the submarine torpedo boats herein authorized. hggyugg bum °¤ Five of the submarine torpedo boats herein authorized shall be Prom. _` built on the raise coast: Promkied, That the cost of construction on °°'"‘“"‘°u°°‘ the Pacino coast does not exceed the cost of construction on the

coast plus the cost of transportation from the Atlantic to

e ac c. onmu ship- One oil fuel ship, to cost, exclusive of armor and armament, not to ,,,,v°”°“d*:’§{,’,‘§,'Q,*°* cxThe S¢ici· of the Na shall build any of the vessels herein mvig ’ as authorized in such navy yax as he may designate should it reasonably a pear that the tpersons, firms, or corporations, or the ts thereof; bidding for e construction of any of said vessels have entered into any combination, agreement or understanding the effect, , object, or purpose of which is to deprive the Govemment o fair, open, P and unrestricted competition in letting contracts for the construction nqspiumumvy of any of said vessels: Provided, That the Secretary of the Na is "“’· hereby authorized to build any of the vessels herein authorizg in Newvesas such navy yards as he may designate. Coustmction and Ooxsrancrrou mn micnnmnr: On account of hulls and outfits of '"°l““°"‘ vessels and machinery of vessels heretofore and herein authorized, to be available until expended, $20,664,459. '*`°*'P°d°*>°°*¤- Incnnasm or rim Navr; ronrnno sons: On account of submarine torpedo boats heretofore authorized, to be available until expended, $1,341,344. ¥‘i“i¥’m°¤*· Incnmasn or rim N avr, EQUIPMENTZ The unex nded balance on “'”["°"’°l“""°°‘ June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifteen, shall)l>e transferred to appropriation "Increase of the Navy, construction and machinery," an beginnin with July first, nineteen hundred and fifteen, ?uipment outnts grail be charged to appropriation “Increase of the avy, construction and mach.inery." mgg¤°* ¤¤° °”¤°· Incanasn or rim Navx; muon ann anmammrr: Toward the ` armor and armament for vessels heretofore and herein authorized, to gggxvggitaanmm be available until expended, $18,957,998; Prmiided, That the compmm conti¤¤¤d· mittee appointed by the Act of June thirtieth mneteen hundred and ""‘*"· ‘“ fourteen, (Public, numbered one hundred and twenty-one) is hereby continued to the regular session of Congress convening in December, nmeteen hundred and nfteen, for the purpose of making such further mvestggation and reéport as may be deemed advisable. $4ggg3 Sgcrease o the Navy heretofore and herein authorized, umu? 'f{f,§§; The Secretary of the Navy is hereby directed to submit to the next "'°‘·°*°-· ’=° N ¤¤*d¤· regular session of Co a report on building four warships of the typeépower, and s ch, in his udgment based on the knowledge gam from the prevailing war urope, are best suited for war on the sea.; also to report, m the ht of that war, the value and uses in naval warfare o aeroplanes, bles, balloons, and submarines.

 gave; Of each of the sums appropriated _ y this Act, except such amounts

&¤¤i by Govern- as may be required to meet obhgations authorized in Ihrevious Acts \ and for which contracts have been made, no part sha be used to ‘ procure through purchase or contract any vessels, armament, articles,