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PECIAL JOINT COMMITTEE OF CONGRESS
ON PACIFIC COAST NAVAL BASES
RELATIVE TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NAVAL BASE
ON SAN FRANCISCO BAY
Printed for use of the Special Joint Committee
SPECIAL JOINT COMMITTEE.
Appointed pursuant to a provision in the naval appropriation act approved June 4, 1920.)
Members of the committee on the part of the Senate. Members of the committee on the part of the House
of Representatives. L. HEISLER BALL, Delaware.
FRED A. BRITTEN, Ilinois. HENRY W. KEYES, New Hampshire.
FREDERICK C. HICKS, New York. MILES POINDEXTER, Washington.
A. E. B. STEPHENS, Ohio. KEY PITTMAN, Nevada.
LEMUEL P. PADGETT, Tennessee. THOMAS J. WALSH, Montana.
DANIEL J. RIORDAN, New York.
W. M. COFFIN,
acting as secretary of Special Joint Committee.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Joseph E. Caine, managing director Oakland Chamber of Commerce, re-
marks of, and discussion..
James Rolph, jr., mayor of San Francisco, remarks of.
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The location of the naval base, a general discussion by Admiral Hugh Rodman,
SAN FRANCISCO BAY NAVAL BASE SITES.
NOVEMBER 16, 1920.
San Francisco, Calif.
SITE AT HUNTERS POINT.
A hearing before the Special Joint Committee of Congress on Pacific Coast Naval Bases was held at the chambers of the board of supervisors of the city and county of San Francisco, State of California, in the city hall, San Francisco, Calif., November 16, 1920, commencing at 10 o'clock a. m.
There were present the following members of the committee: Senators L. Heisler Ball, Henry W. Keyes, and Thomas J. Walsh; Representatives Fred A. Britten, Frederick C. Hicks, A. E. B. Stephens, L. P. Padgett, and Daniel J. Riordan; together with W. M. Coffin, secretary of the committee, and T. E. Peeney, secretary to Senator Ball.
There were also present Senator James D. Phelan and Representative John I. Nolan.
There were also present naval officers Rear Admiral C. W. Parks, Chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks; Admiral R. E. Coontz, Chief of Naval Operations; Rear Admiral W. L. Capps, of the Navy Department; Lieut. Commander H. W. Hill, aid to Admiral Coontz; Rear Admiral Alexander S. Halstead, Lieut. Commander James M. Doyle, Commander L. M. Cox, Capt. W. L. Potts, and Lieut. C. L. Macrea.
There were also present, representative of the interests of San Francisco, the mayor, James Rolph, jr.; the city engineer, M. M. O'Shaughnessy; the city attorney, George Lull; supervisors Richard J. Welch, Edward I. Wolfe, Ralph McLeran, Joseph Lehaney, J. Emmet Hayden, James B. McSheehy, Charles A. Nelson, W. S. Scott, Charles A. Powers, together with J. S. Dunnigan, clerk of the board of supervisors, and P. H. McCarthy, president of the San Francisco Building Trades Council; John A. O'Connell, secretary of the San Francisco Labor Council; George C. Boardman, vice president of the Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco; B. M. Rastall, industrial engineer of the chamber of commerce; P. R. Thompson, of the San Francisco Bureau of San Francisco Organizations; Daniel A. Ryan, attorney for the California State Board of Harbor Commissioners; Howard Holmes, constructing engineer, and others.
The hearing was presided over by Senator Ball, chairman of the joint committee, Supervisor Welch acting as spokesman for those representative of the interests of San Francisco, and the following proceedings were had: