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STRENUOUS PREPARATIONS ON AUXILIARY CRAFT. WARSHIPS TRANSFERRED FROM BALTIC TO NORTH SEA. LONDON, December 2. (Received December 3. at 8.15 a.m.) The ‘Daily Mail’s’ Copenhagen correspondent says that most of the German warships which have hitherto been at Kiel have been transferred to the North /Sea. Great activity continues at Kiel, where several thousand mechanics are employed on submarines, waterplanes, and floating batteries. There is less activity over the five new Dreadnoughts which are building. SUBMARINES. GERMANY CLAIMS SUPERIORITY. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON, December 2. A correspondent for the Associated Press, who was allowed to visit Kiel, buys he is permitted to tell the world that Germany is rapidly enlarging her submarine fleet, and now claims to have more submarines than Great Britain. Amongst other protection against hostile aircraft, machine vmie nave been posted on the roofs of high buildings. The German sailors evince but little bitterness against the British Navy. They merely desire to match their strength against a worthy opponent. AVARSHIPS’ CONSTRUCTION PROBABLY BEING EXPEDITED. LONDON, December 2. (Received December 5, at 9.50 a.m.) Potrograd advices are of opinion that 150 guns recently despatched to Danzig must have been for German warships now under construction there. It was not expected that these vessels would be ready until next year, but it is believed that the work has been, considerably expedited.

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THE GERMAN NAVY., Evening Star, Issue 15666, 3 December 1914

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THE GERMAN NAVY. Evening Star, Issue 15666, 3 December 1914