Army & Navy And Civilian Defense - NAVY: The Carriers Have Come

The same bill which last week promised the U.S. a navy to dominate the world (see p. 13) promised a new kind of navy.

Only two years ago the two-ocean navy bill authorized 385,000 tons of capital ships (battleships), 200,000 tons of aircraft carriers, big tonnages of cruisers, destroyers, submarines. Then U.S. citizens proudly learned that the Navy would some day have have of the biggest ships afloat—fast, 60,000-ton super-dreadnoughts.

Last week the bill (passed 316-to-0 by the House and certain to sweep through the Senate), promising the U.S. the world's dominant navy by...

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