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68 When it came to discussing the kind of navy or the type of naval operations
best suited to the situation of the United States — whether for protection of ocean
shipping or for defense of the coast — there was the same confusion of thought ...
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 ...
The Navy's true function, he reiterated, was not "to defend harbors and sea-coast
cities," but to attack and destroy the enemy's naval forces. In this way, a battle
fleet would contribute vitally, if indirectly, to coast defense. In the future as in the ...
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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
Sea Power and American Independence 1776
Independence Without Sea Power 17831789
Naval Expansion and Cruiser
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