By the end of 1943 the U.S. will have a seven-ocean Navy.
This was what Navy Secretary Frank Knox meant last week as he did some unqualified spread-eagling:
At the end of last year, the U.S. had a Navy second to none. Within another nine months, said Frank Knox:
> The number of warships, exclusive of auxiliaries, will be doubled.
> Construction in 1943 will concentrate on airplane carriers and destroyer escorts. This year's carriers will "multiply many times" the total carrier force in 1942; escorts to be built will equal the total...