Army & Navy - NAVY: New Strain on the Ways

NAVY The Senate was willing to authorize the Navy to build 900,000 tons of new warships. The Navy sc'aled the figure down to 150,000 tons. Then the amateur strategists began to strut their stuff. Air power, said they, had made the battleship obsolete. The Navy had reduced its tonnage because it was afraid to build battleships, after the Hawaii fiasco.

As usual, the amateur strategists were wrong. The Navy wasn't planning on any more battleships because it had no place to build them. The ways of every shipyard in the country are choked and due to remain so for...

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