Our Navy In The War (volume 4)

Paperback | December 31, 2011

byLawrence Perry

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1918. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII LESSONS OF THE WAR THE SUBMARINE NOT REALLY A SUBMARINE FRENCH TERM FOR UNDERSEA FIGHTER THE SUCCESS OF THE CONVOY AGAINST SUBMERSIBLES U-BOATS NOT SUCCESSFUL AGAINST SURFACE FIGHTERS THEIR SHORTCOMINGS' WHAT THE SUBMARINE NEEDS TO BE A VITAL FACTOR IN SEA POWER THEIR SHOWING AGAINST CONVOYED CRAFT RECORD OF OUR NAVY IN CONVOYING AND PROTECTING CONVOYS SECRETARY DAN IELS'S REPORT AVAL scientists learned much as a result ~ of this war, but contrary to popular theory the events of the four and a half years strengthened belief in the battleship as the deciding element in sea power. The submarine was frightful, and did a vast amount of harm, but not so much as one might think. Against surface fighters it was not remarkably effective; indeed the war proved that the submarine's only good chance against a battleship or cruiser was to lurk along some lane which the big surface craft was known to be following, and strike her quickly in the dark. Within effective torpedo range a periscope, day or night, is visible to keen-eyed watchers, and all told not a dozen m LESSONS OF THE WAR 295 British and American sea fighters, of whatever class, were sunk as a result of submarine attack. In the battle of Heligoland Bight early in the war, as a matter of fact, a squadron of British battleships passed right through a nest of submarines and were not harmed. The most spectacular submarine success, the sinking of the three fine cruisers, Aboukir and Cressy and Hawke, was the result of an attack delivered upon unsuspecting craft, which were lying at anchor, or at all events under deliberate headway. The American Navy, as already pointed out, lost the Jacob Jones, a destroyer, the coast cutter Tampa, and the Alcedo, together with one or two smaller craft, but that is all. It will surprise many...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1918. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII LESSONS OF THE WAR THE SUBMARINE NOT REALLY A SUBMARINE FRENCH TERM FOR UNDERSEA FIGHTER THE SUCCESS OF THE CONVOY AGAINST SUBMERSIBLES U-BOA...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:December 31, 2011Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217027997

ISBN - 13:9780217027991

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