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This webpage reproduces a section of
Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of the Modern Navy

by
Gordon Carpenter O'Gara

published by
Princeton University Press 1943

The text is in the public domain.

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 p115  Appendix A

Table I. Summary of all Appropriations for the Navy, 1901‑19091

Year,
Congress and Session
 By Naval
Appropriation Acts
Miscellaneous Acts Total

1901 (56‑2)

$ 78,101,791 $ 4,918,299 $ 83,020,090

1902 (57‑1)

78,858,761 6,488,584 85,347,345

1903 (57‑2)

81,876,791 3,116,906 84,933,697

1904 (58‑2)

97,505,140 6,347,029 103,852,170

1905 (58‑3)

102,836,680 15,623,217 118,459,987

1906 (59‑1)

102,371,670 3,443,672 105,815,342

1907 (59‑2)

99,971,450 921,982 100,893,431

1908 (60‑1)

122,666,133 7,347,020 130,013,153

1909 (60‑2)

136,935,199 3,107,456 140,042,655

Total (1901‑9)

$903,123,615 $ 51,314,165 $954,437,780

Total for New Navy, 1883‑1900, (including Spanish-American War)

$513,015,833 $110,424,719 $623,439,553

 p116  Table II (A). Vessels Authorized, 1900‑1909 (by years and sessions)2 1900 (56‑1)

Displacement Speed Mean Draft
Name Type Tons Knots Ft. In.
New Jersey Battleship 14,948 19.18 23 9
Rhode Island    " "   19.01 " "
Colorado Armored Cruiser 13,680 22.24 24 1
Maryland    "       " "   22.41 " "
South Dakota    "       " "   22.24 " "
Charleston Protected Cruiser 9,700 22.04 22 6
Milwaukee    "       " "   22.22 " "
St. Louis    "       " "   22.13 " "
Seven submarine torpedo boats
Total tonnage given 100,036

Table II (B). 1902 (57‑1)

Displacement Speed Mean Draft
Name Type Tons Knots Ft. In.
Connecticut* Battleship 16,000 18.78 24 6
Louisiana    " "   18.82 " "
Memphis Armored Cruiser 14,500 22.16 25 0
Washington    "       " "   22.27 " "
Dubuque Gunboat 1,085 12.90 12 3
Paducah   " "   12.85 " "
Pentucket Tug 230 12    9 0
Sotoyoma  " "  11.10 " "
Total tonnage given 63,630

Note: Ships marked * built in Government Yards.

 p117  Table II (C). 1903 (57‑2)

Displacement Speed Mean Draft
Name Type Tons Knots Ft. In.
Idaho Battleship 13,000 17.12 24 8
Kansas     " 16,000 18.09 24 6
Minnesota     " "   18.85 " "
Mississippi     " 13,000 17.11 24 8
Vermont     " 16,000 18.33 24 6
Cumberland* Training Ship 1,800 –––––– 16 5
Intrepid    "       " "   –––––– 13 5
Total tonnage given 77,600

Note: Ships marked * built in Government Yards.

Table II (D). 1904 (58‑2)

Displacement Speed Mean Draft
Name Type Tons Knots Ft. In.
New Hampshire Battleship 16,000 18.16 24 6
Montana Armored Cruiser 14,500 22.26 25 0
North Carolina    "       " "   22.48 " "
Birmingham Scout Cruiser 3,750 24.33 16 9
Chester    "       " "   26.52 " "
Salem    "       " "   25.95 " "
Prometheus Collier 12,585 16    26 0
Vestal    " "   16    " "
Patapsco Tug 755 13    12 3
Patuxent  " "   13    " "
Four submarine torpedo boats
Total tonnage given 82,930

 p118  Table II (E). 1905 (58‑3)

Displacement Speed Mean Draft
Name Type Tons Knots Ft. In.
Michigan Battleship 16,000 18.79 24 0
South Carolina     " "   18.86 24 6
Total tonnage given 32,000

Table II (F). 1906 (59‑1)

Displacement Speed Mean Draft
Name Type Tons Knots Ft. In.
Delaware Battleship 20,000 21.56 26 11
Lamson Torpedo-boat Destroyer 700 28.61 8 0
Preston       "          " "   29.18 " "
Smith       "          " "   28.35 " "
Eight submarine torpedo boats
Total tonnage given 22,100

Table II (G). 1907 (59‑2)

Displacement Speed Mean Draft
Name Type Tons Knots Ft. In.
North Dakota Battleship 20,000 21.01 26 11
Flusser Torpedo-boat Destroyer 700 30.41 8 0
Reid       "          " "   30.82 " "
Total tonnage given 21,400

 p119  Table II (H). 1908 (60‑1)

Displacement Speed Mean Draft
Name Type Tons Knots Ft. In.
Florida* Battleship 21,875 20.75 28 6
Utah     " "   21.09 24 6
Burrows Torpedo-boat Destroyer 742 30.67 8 4
Drayton       "          " "   30.83 " "
McCall       "          " "   30.66 " "
Mayrant       "          " "   30.22 " "
Paulding       "          " "   30.80 " "
Perkins       "          " "   29.76 " "
Roe       "          " "   29.6  " "
Sterett       "          " "   30.37 " "
Terry       "          " "   30.24 " "
Warrington       "          " "   30.12 " "
Cyclops Collier 19,360 14    27 8
Hector    " 11,230 12.87 24 8
Jupiter    " 19,360 –––––– –– ––
Mars    " 11,230 12.65 24 8
Vulcan    "  " 12.82 " "
Eight submarine torpedo boats
Total tonnage given 123,480

Note: Ships marked * built in Government Yards.

 p120  Table II (I). 1909 (60‑2)

Displacement Speed Mean Draft
Name Type Tons Knots Ft. In.
Arkansas Battleship 26,000 21.05 28 6
Wyoming     " "   21.65 " "
Ammen Torpedo-boat Destroyer 742 30.48 8 4
Monaghan       "          " "   30.45 " "
Patterson       "          " "   29.69 " "
Trippe       "          " "   30.89 " "
Walke       "          " "   29.78 " "
Neptune Collier 19,375 12.93 27 7
Four submarine torpedo boats
Three " torpedo boat Destroyers
Total tonnage given 75,085
Total tonnage authorized 1900‑1909 598,261
Total tonnage authorized 1883‑1909 948,961

Table III. World Naval Strengths, 1901‑1909.
(First-Class Battleships Only, Built and Building.)3

Year Great
Britain
United
States
France Germany Japan Russia Italy
1901 38 17 13 16 6 14 9
1902 41 17 13 16 6 15 9
1903 33 19 17 20 6 15 6
1904 48 24 17 22 8 19 8
1905 50 25 17 22 6 13 8
1906 51 27 17 24 12  8 8
1907 55 27 23 26 13  8 8
1908 47 25 15 24 14  7 7
1909 48 27 15 30 13  7 7

 p121  Table IV. Personnel of the United States Navy, 1901‑19094

Year No. of
Men
No. of Active
Line Officers
Total Pay for Officers and Men
1901 25,050   994 15,200,284
1902 28,000 1,113 16,138,199
1903 31,000 1,139 17,706,099
1904 34,000 1,063 19,324,093
1905 37,000 1,064 17,500,000
1906 37,000 1,086 20,269,637
1907 38,500 1,220 21,000,000
1908 44,500 1,270 30,979,225
1909 44,500 1,409 32,803,486

 p122  Table V. Important Navy Department Officials — 1901‑19095

Secretary Date Took Office
John D. Long March 5, 1897
William H. Moody April 29, 1902
Paul Morton July 1, 1904
Charles J. Bonaparte July 1, 1905
Victor H. Metcalf December 17, 1906
Truman H. Newberry December 1, 1908
George von L. Meyer March 6, 1909
Year Asst. Secretary Chief of Bur.
of Navigation
Chief Constructor
1901 F. R. Hackett A. S. Crowninshield Philip Hichborn
1902 C. H. Darling       " F. T. Bowles
1903       " H. C. Taylor       "
1904       "       " W. L. Capps
1905       " G. A. Converse       "
1906 T. H. Newberry       "       "
1907       "       "       "
1908       " J. E. Pillsbury       "
1909 H. L. Saterlee       "       "
Year Ordnance Equipment
1901 Charles O'Neil R. B. Bradford
1902       "       "
1903       "       "
1904       " G. A. Converse
1905 N. E. Mason H. N. Manney
1906       "       "
1907       " Wm. S. Cowles
1908       "       "
1909       "       "

The Author's Notes:

1 Navy Yearbook, 1917, p679.

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2 Navy Yearbook, 1909, pp651‑653.

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3 Navy Yearbook, 1909, p655.

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4 Reproduced from Navy Yearbook, 1909, pp658‑9.

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5 Navy Register, as of January 1 each year.


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