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In December 1894, President Cleveland endorsed Secretary Herbert's “plea for . .
. three additional battleships.” After a strenuous debate in which more speakers
than on any previous occasion showed knowledge of the function of battleships,
battleships and sixteen destroyers” were balanced against four obsolete monitors
, twelve obsolescent torpedo boats, and one gunboat.” The decisive and well
publicized naval battles of Manila Bay and Santiago, aroused wild enthusiasm ...
On the other hand, he had secured many less battleships than he had demanded
. Except for submarines which Congressmen especially favored because of their
presumed utility for coast and harbor defense,” the Administration had secured ...
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LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
A basic review of the process of creating an American Navy. Not inspiring, in my opinion. There have been several livelier books written on this topic since. The original book was published in 1939. قراءة التقييم بأكمله
Chart and Compass
Sea Power and American Independence 1776
Independence Without Sea Power 17831789
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