Army & Navy: And Still They Come

Few men adequately comprehend the battle power of the U.S. Navy. But now that it has grown to be the world's (and history's) mightiest, a few more figures could be given to outline its giant proportions. This Navy Secretary Forrestal did last week. Items:

¶ The U.S. Navy is bigger today than the combined fleets of all the world five years ago; is undoubtedly more than twice as big as the British Fleet. Since war began in Europe, the U.S. Navy has multiplied its warships more than three times.

¶ Wartime additions: almost 65,000...

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