Our Navy and the Next War by Robert Wilden NeeserOur Navy and the Next War by Robert Wilden Neeser

Our Navy and the Next War

byRobert Wilden Neeser

Paperback | February 8, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1915 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV NAVAL PEACE PREPARATION MODERN history has shown us the necessity for the instant preparedness not only of our land forces but also of our navy. How rapidly in these days of rapid transportation and of quick information a nation is hurried from the blessings of peace to the horrors of war the experience of the last few years has brought home. A nation is given no time to collect its fleet, to repair it, to dock its ships, to call in its reserves (if it has any), to fill up the complements of the personnel.1 Time spent in placing in commission reserve ships is time lost. The opportunity for target practice and training is past. Even the time required to collect the necessary auxiliary 1 "We have no reserve and never have had one," the secretary of the navy recently wrote to the Senate Committee on Naval Affairs, in urging a small appropriation to perfect the organization of one. "We are turning out every year into civil life 3,000 to 4,000 highly trained men, who, if organized, would be ready on short notice to man our battleships, armored cruisers, and other naval vessels in reserve, and supplement the crews of the battleships of the fleet in case of war. No nation keeps in regular service in tim of peace sufficient men to man all its fighting vessels, but there is none that vessels, which our fleet now lacks, may not be given by a ready opponent. All these are peace preparations that should be attended to in advance of the declaration of war. The fleet is an instrument that should always be ready. Its plans of campaign should be prepared and known to those of its officers upon whom the responsibility of success or failure in time of emergency rests. Its administration during peace is not, therefore, a civil concern but a military one. The dispos...
Title:Our Navy and the Next WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217525369

ISBN - 13:9780217525367