Note: This post only covers combatant vessels. Aircraft Carriers Fleet & Light carriers (CV & CVL) Named after famous old USN ships & famous battles
Albert Nofi’s book examines the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Problems during the interwar years from 1923-1940. The Fleet Problems were the culmination of the navy’s annual
Background Aircraft in the 1920s were largely used in reconnaissance, scouting, and gunfire spotting roles. Their use for fleet air defense was fairly limited. Furthermore,
The attributes of naval or maritime forces differ from that of land or air forces mostly due to the attributes of the environment that they
Many of us are familiar with the great naval battles of WWII and their associated ships. Names like Missouri, Enterprise, Yorktown, Indianapolis, Yamato, Akagi, Bismarck,
*I cannot speak for every navy or coast guard in the world, so this is largely from the perspective of the U.S. Navy and U.S.