Army & Navy - Fleets Unlimited

At Newport News the 27,000-ton carrier Ticonderoga was launched, towed off to the fitting-out dock, the ninth of the new Essex class to be launched since 1942. Ticonderoga was also one of the early 1944 guaranties by the world's most powerful navy that this year's building would outdo the spectacular record of 1943.

The Navy's total might is a military secret, hinted at occasionally by such statistics as the U.S. strength in the Marshall Islands attack: 2,000,000 tons (see p. 26). The U.S. public could get some further idea from a report made...

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