BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC: Battleship News

The Navy was gradually getting the better of U-boats in the Atlantic. At the same time the first chill of autumn, bringing intermittent fogs, marked the opening of better weather for submarines. But possibly neither of these things was so important last week as the launching of a vessel which, when completed, will be the only United Nations battleship afloat able, without giving odds, to take on the powerful Nazi Tirpitz, sister of the sunken Bismarck.

The U.S.S. Iowa, first of a class of six, went down the ways at the Brooklyn...

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