February 1931

The Temporary Defense of a Fleet Base

Volume 15, Issue 4

THE history of the American Navy from the opening of the War of the Revolution down to the present day contains a great many examples of able seamanship, gallant leadership and heroic conduct in battle which as a whole form the tradition upon which the spirit of the service must have its foundations; but in the first half of our life as an independent nation most of the famous sea fights which our historians record were single ship actions.

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