RUSSIA: The Word from Jane's

Navymen around the world await the annual edition of Jane's Fighting Ships as eagerly as European aristocrats used to await the Almanack de Gotha. Since 1897, Jane's, published in London close to the British Admiralty, has been the unofficial but authoritative best word on the relative strength and precedence of all the navies of the world.

Published last week, the 1960-61 Jane's reported that the Russian navy now has four times the submarine strength that Hitler had at peak strength in World War II. By Jane's estimate, the Russians have six nuclear-powered...

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