Army & Navy - Fleet Figures

Statistics on the U.S. fleet, published last week:

>The Navy released overall figures on its building program. More than 6,000 vessels were launched in the first six months of this year. Landing craft (excluding rubber boats) made up over one-half the numerical total, which includes everything from lighters to battleships. Biggest part of the tonnage: fighting ships. In the half-year one new combatant craft was in the water for every three warships in the fleet on New Year's Day.

>Jane's Fighting Ships for 1942, published in London last week, gave the U....

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