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Modernization of five battleships hearing before the Committee on Naval Affairs, United States Senate, Seventy-sixth Congress, first session, on H.R. 6065, an act to authorize major overhauls for certain naval vessels, and for other purposes. July 5, 1939. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Naval Affairs

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washingto .
Written in English


  • United States. Navy.,
  • Warships.

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LC ClassificationsKF26 .N3 1939l
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 3 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6392187M
LC Control Number39024534

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