SHIPS OF WAR, BUDGETS, AND PERSONNEL.
The official trial took place on the 20th of June, at the mouth of the Thames, of the torpedo-boat destroyer Huszar, built for the Austro-Hungarian Government by Messrs. Yarrow & Co. A speed was obtained of 28 1/2 knots, carrying too tons, with an air pressure of 1 1/2 in. in the stokehold. On the Saturday previous the first class torpedo-boat Kaintan was tried at the mouth of the Thames. Carrying a load of 55 tons, she attained a speed of over 26 knots. This vessel was also constructed by the same firm for the Austro-Hungarian Government. The machinery of the two boats is interchangeable, one set of propelling machinery being provided for the torpedo-boat and two sets for the destroyer, it having been decided by the Austrian authorities that the machinery throughout their torpedo flotilla both for torpedo-boats and for destroyers should be of one design, so as to simplify the spare gear and to facilitate rapidity of repairs in case of need.—United Service Gazette.