ARMY & NAVY: Armada

ARMY & NAVY

Watchers on the mountains above happy Honolulu descried a blur, then some blotches, then a forest, then an armada on the cobalt southern horizon of Hawaii. It was the U. S. battle fleet, 82 ships strong, steaming to Honolulu and Pearl Harbors for spring maneuvers. On the way out from California, an "enemy" had been met and adroitly disposed of. Now, nearing shore, the great fleet moved in circumspect battle formation, a giant circle of ships with the dreadnaughts in the centre, the cruisers in the perimeter and the carrier Langley out ahead releasing planes to scout far...

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