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Table showing allotments made by the Board of Ordnance and Fortification

from July 1, 1916, to June 30, 1917, including statement of unexpended
balances.

ACT OF AUGUST 18, 1890.
Balance available--------

$593. 39
ACTS OF 1892 to 1916, INCLUSIVE.
1916.
July 1. Balance on hand as shown by the annual re-
port Oct. 6, 1916-----

$2, 103. 94

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6. Appropriation act -----

------ 300, 000.00
1917.
Feb. 14. Appropriation act ------

-------- 150,000.00
REVOCATIONS OF ALLOTMENTS.
1916.
July 7. Allotment of Nov. 6, 1914, for Decker sub-

marine mine.--
Oct. 25. Allotment of July 2, 1915, for Greble fuze
setter -----

76.00
1917.
Feb. 2. Allotment of Oct. 1, 1915, for motors for pon-
ton boats ---------

136. 50
Allotment of Oct. 1, 1915, for small search-
lights, star bombs, and flares.------

350. 25
May 4. Allotment of Dec. 3, 1915, for antisubmarine
net ---------

2,000.00

- 454, 668. 08 ALLOTMENTS DURING THE YEAR. 1916. July 7. Illuminated compasses --------------

100.00 General expenses------

2, 000.00 Aug. 19. Railroad mount for 7-inch howitzer.-

4, 500.00
Sept. 12. Armored railroad car, additional --

1,500.00
Oct. 24. Experimental parapet for seacoast fortifica-
tions

62, 000.00
Nov. 3. Test of Solano targets, additional..

20. 53
General expenses-------

1, 000.00
1917.
Jan. 24. General expenses ------

4,000.00
Feb. 2. Test of trinitrotoluol---

5, 000. 00
Turntable mount for siege artillery------

3,500.00
19. Oil-electric self-propelled armored railway
car.

74, 000.00
Submarine detector_

----

200.00
May 4. Experimental parapet for seacoast fortifica-
tions, additional

8,000.00
Railroad mount for 7-inch howitzer, additional 7,000. 00
General expenses----

4, 000.00

176, 820. 53

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Balance available July 1, 1917--

277, 847. 55

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Statement of appropriations made for experimental work of the Board of

Ordnance and Fortification since its organization.

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$5,000 for expenses.
$15,000 for torpedo howitzers; $1,000 1 for expenses of selection of site for

proving ground; $40,000 for counterpoise battery; $50,000 for movable

submarine torpedoes; 2 $125,000 for test of experimental guns. $100,000 for purchases abroad; $5,000 for expenses; $50,000 for pneumatic

gun carriages, segmental guns, and high explosives. $5,000 was carried in the sundry civil bill to pay salary of the civilian member.

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$130,000 of amounts appropriated in prior years set aside for Emery gun

carriage. $50,000 for pneumatic disappearing gun carriage. $50,000 for Howell carriage; $10,000 for Emery loading apparatus; $40,000 for

Gatling cast-steel gun.

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150,000
100,000
100,000
140,000
100,000
100,000
140,000
100,000
10,000

5,000
25,000
80,000
100,000
25,000
25,000
25,000
10,000
15,000
15, 000
300,000
150,000

$30,000 for Emery carriage.

1 This sum was returned to the Treasury in 1903.
Of this amount $24,775 was returned to the Treasury.

Aeroplane:

Radio control of torpedoes, 5.
Aeroplane Instruments:

Development, 7.
Agent of the Board :

Anderson, Col. G. L., 4.
Anderson, Col. G. L.:

Agent of the board, 4.
Antisubmarine Net:

Test, 6.
Appendix A:

Financial statement, 9.
Appropriations for Board :

Estimates, 8.

Legislation, 3.
Armored Railroad Car:

Construction and test, 7.
Armored Railway Car, Self-propelled :

Test, 4 and 5.
Artillery Members:

Haynes, Col. Ira A., 3.
Summerall, Col. C. P., detailed, 3.
Treat, Gen. C. G., relieved, 3.

Weaver, Gen. E. M., 3.
Barber, Capt. A. B.:

Recorder of board, r
Black, Gen. W. M.:

Engineer member, 3.
Board of Ordnance and Fortification :

Personnel, 3.
Bombs, Flare:

Test, 6.
Cameras:

Aerial photography, 7.
Car, Railroad :

Armored, 7.
Car, Self-propelled Railway:

Construction and test, 7.
Civilian Employees:

Necessity for additional, 4.
Civilian Member:

Thornton, Hon. J. R., 3.
Clerical Force:

Increase, 4.
Compasses, Illuminated:

Test, 7.
Crozier, Gen. William:

Ordnance member, 3.
Engineer Member:

Black, Gen. W. M., 3.
Estimates:

Appropriations, 8.
Examination:

Inventions, 4.
Experimental Emplacement:

Test, 5.
Field Artillery:

Photographic apparatus, 6.

Searchlight, portable, 5.
Financial Statement:

Appendix A, 9.

Summary, 8.
General Operations:

Summary, 4.
Grant, Maj. U. S., 3d:

Recorder of board, detailed, 3.
Hammond, John Hays, Jr.:

Radio control of torpedoes, 4.
Haynes, Col. Ira A.:

Artillery member, 3.

Instruments:

Aeroplane, 7.
Inventions:

Examination, 4.
Legislation :

Appropriation, 3.
Leon Device:

Submarine mine, 6.
Motors:

Ponton boats, 6.
Navigating Instruments :

Aeroplane, 7.
Navy Department:

Test of experimental emplacement, 5.
Net:

Antisubmarine, 7.
Ordnance Member:

Crozier, Gen. William, 3.
Parapet for Seacoast Fortifications:

Tests, 4 and 5.
Personnel:

Board of Ordnance and Fortification, 3.
Photographic Apparatus:

Camera for aerial work, 7.

Field artillery, 5.
Ponton Boats:

Motors, 6.
Portable Radio Set:

Test, 7.
President of Board:

Scott, Gen. H. L., 3.
Radio Control of Torpedoes:

Tests, 4.
Radio Set, Portable:

Test, 7.
Railroad Mount:

Seven-inch howitzer, 7.
Recorder of Board:

Barber, Capt. A. B., relieved, 3.
Grant, Maj. U. S., 3d, detailed, 3.
Scott, Gen. H. L.:

dent of board, 3.
Searchlight:

Field artillery, portable, 5.

Small, 6.
Siege Artillery:

Turntable mount, 7.
Sight, Small-Arm:

Warner objective, 6
Solano Targets:

Tests, 7.
Submarine Detector:

Tests, 8.
Submarine Mine:

Leon device
Summary:

Financial statement, 8.

General operations,
Summerall, Lieut. Col. C. P.:

Artillery member, detailed, 3,
Targets, Solano:

Tests, 7.

Tests: jane inse net, : 7. wf-propelle

Aeroplane instruments, 7.
Antisubmarine net, 7.
Armored railroad car, 7.
Armored railway car, self-propelled, 4

and 5.
Bombs, flare, 6.
Cameras for aerial photography, 7.
Detonating trinitrotoluol, 7.

Tests—Continued.

Experimental emplacemen
Illuminated compasses, 7.
Motors, ponton boats, 6.
Parapet for seacoast fortifications, 4 and 5.
Photographic apparatus, 6.
Portable radio set, 7.
Radio control of torpedoes, 4.
Railroad mount for 7-inch howitzer, 7.
Searchlight-

Portable, field artillery, 5.

Small, 6.
Sight, Warner, 6.
Solano targets, 7.
Submarine detector, 8.
Submarine mine

Leon device, 6.

Tests-Continued.

Truck, four-wheel drive, 6.

Turntable mount, siege artillery, 7.
Thornton, Hon. J. R.:

Civilian member, 3.
Treat, Gen. C. G.:

Artillery member, relieved, 3.
Trinitrotoluol, Detonating:

Tests, 7.
Truck:

Four-wheel drive, 6.
Turntable Mount:

Siege artillery, 7.
Warner, R. L.:

Objective small-arm sight, 6.
Weaver, Gen. E. M.:

Artillery member, 3.

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