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fortifications and floating batteries, leaving the sea-going Navy free to raid the
coast and commerce of the enemy, and thereby compel withdrawal of hostile
forces from our own seaboard.40 The same trend of thought was further
developed in ...
to assemble them into one or more coast-defense squadrons, but this was
impracticable, for they were too slow and too unseaworthy to move quickly to any
threatened point on the coast. These monitors, in short, were utterly unsuited to
Demands from the West Coast that the battleships be divided between the
Atlantic and Pacific, drew from him, in December 1907, an eloquent public
appeal for a united fighting fleet. The Navy's true function, he reiterated, was not "
to defend ...
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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 i
Sea Power and American Independence 1776
Independence Without Sea Power 17831789
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