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Sunday, March 18, 2012

THE EARLY YEARS

NOT FOR BEAUTY BUT FOR BATTLE
The Navy never intended its destroyer to be a showboat.   It purpose from the beginning was to be a fighting ship, to locate, engage, and destroy the enemy.
The opportunity for combat came to the destroyer with the ugly explosion of WW I.

The U.S. Navy was extremely slow at "getting their feet wet" in the development of the destroyer, which should have been the other way around.....but if that was the case there would not be much purpose of this article.....
So folks here is the story of "THOSE EARLY YEARS"


I hope you enjoy the article.


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